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News for Stout Alumni, 
Parents and Friends 

Spring 2002 


Stout Alumni Association 

A Validation of Our M ission 

The greatest event 

A UW-Stout delegation 50 strong traveled to 
Washington D.C. to celebrate one of the greatest 
events in the university's history. On March 7, 
President George W. Bush and Secretary of 
Commerce Don Evans presented the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award to Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen and Julie Furst-Bowe, 
associate vice chancellor, during a ceremony at 
the Washington Hilton Hotel. 

"While I have this privilege of being on stage 
today, this award-the first ever given to a 
university-is really the reflection of a quality, 
dedicated faculty, academic staff, and clerical 
and service staff who made this possible. The 
beneficiaries are the 8,000 students that we serve 
annually, the taxpayers of the great state of 
Wisconsin, and of this country," Sorensen said in 
his acceptance speech. 

Congress established the Baldrige Award in 
1987 to promote quality awareness, recognize 
quality achievements of U.S. organizations and 
publicize these organizations' successful 
performance strategies. 

In conjunction with the private sector, the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology 
manages the program and honor process. Award 
categories include manufacturing, service, small 
business and, added in 1999, education and health 
care. In November 2001, UW-Stout became the 
first university in the nation to win the prestigious 

"It is my very special privilege today to 
recognize the first Baldrige Award winners in 
education. President Bush has made education 
reform a top priority. The quality of our public 
schools directly affects us all-as parents, as 
students, as business leaders and as Americans. 
Our economic security and well-being depend 
heavily upon how well we prepare our young 
people for the future," said Commerce Secretary 
Don Evans at the award ceremony. 

Now considered America' s highest honor for 
performance excellence, the program, criteria 
and award recipients are imitated and admired 
worldwide. Winning organizations become 
quality advocates, giving presentations that 
inform thousands about the criteria benefits, 
which include better employee relations, higher 
productivity and greater customer satisfaction. 

A responsible organization 

At the Baldrige Award ceremony, in a major 
policy making speech, President Bush outlined a 
plan to improve corporate responsibility. He 
offered the 2001 Baldrige Award winners as 
examples of responsible organizations. 

"We're seeing some challenges and some 
changes in American business and American 
enterprise," Bush said. "Yet this annual 
presentation is a reminder of things that must 
never change: the passion for excellence, the 
drive to innovate, the hard work that goes with 
any successful enterprise, the need to be open, 
the call for integrity. This year' s Baldrige Award 
winners have shown these qualities, and have 
taken their place in a distinguished line of leaders." 

In his speech, Bush also pointed out that an 
organization "needs good people — men and 
women of integrity, who understand their duties 
to each other and to the public interest." 

"The award goes to organizations rather than 
any single individual. And that's important to 
note. As we' ve seen today, success happens in an 
atmosphere of teamwork, common values and 
trust," he said. 

Academic best 

To apply for the Baldrige Award, UW-Stout 
submitted a report detailing their achievements 
and improvements in seven key areas. The 
university had applied for the award for the past 
three years. In 2000, UW-Stout became the first 
higher education institution to receive a site visit. 

' T believe we won the award because we were 
able to verify everything included in our 
application," said Furst-Bowe. "And, in many 
areas, we are able to serve as a role model for best 
practices in higher education." 

Furst-Bowe pointed out how UW-Stout' s 
achievements fit the Baldrige categories for 
academic organizations: 

Leadership — The collaborative Chancellor' s 
Advisory Council, which includes 
representation from students, faculty, staff 
and administration, was formed to guide 
decision making. 

Strategic planning — UW-Stout 
implemented a comprehensive annual planning 

President George W. Bush presents the M alcolm Baldrige National Quality Award to UW-Stout during ceremonies 
atthe Washington Hilton, Thursday, March 7, 2002. Left, Donald Evans, Secretary of Commerce; Julie Furst-Bowe, 
Associate Vice Chancellor; Dr. Charles Sorensen, Chancellor; President George W. Bush; Rod Paige, Education 
Secretary. UW-Stout photo by Marty Springer. 

process that aligns campus priorities with 
resource allocation. 

Student, stakeholder and market focus — 

UW-Stout conducts numerous surveys to 
determine expectations and satisfaction levels, 
including the ACT Student Opinion Survey 
and the National Survey of Student 
Engagement, as well as annual surveys of 
alumni, employers and the Board of Regents. 

Information and analysis — UW-Stout 
implemented Datatel, an integrated 
information system that provides faculty and 
staff with widespread access to data. 
Committees, councils and taskforces base their 
decisions on this information. 

Faculty and staff focus — UW-Stout faculty 
and staff are involved in committees, councils 
and taskforces that cut across departments, 
colleges and divisions. Involvement may be in 
standing committees, such as the Curriculum 
and Instruction Committee, or in special 
taskforces, such as the Women's Equality 
Initiative Steering Committee. 

Process management — UW-Stout has 
implemented systems to design, implement 

For links to information about the Baldrige National Quality Program and more details about UW-Stout's receipt 
of the award, visit the university's Web site at http:// mba/ . 

and review academic programs and support 

Organizational performance results — UW- 
Stout tracks progress on key student indicators, 
such as retention rates, placement rates and 
student satisfaction. Trends are also determined 
from maintained financial results and employee 
information. Comparisons are made to peer 
institutions, other UW comprehensives and 
external agencies whenever appropriate. 

Baldrige benefits 

Mike Bombaci, a UW-Stout senior majoring in 
packaging, said that UW-Stout's receipt of the 
award will bring more students, recruiters, grants, 
and partnerships with business and industry to 
the university. "They will be impressed by what 
is going on here and with what the students and 
the university has to offer," he said. 

Furst-Bowe agreed. "Winning this award has 
elevated the status of our campus and provided 
greater visibility for our academic programs," 
she said. 

"The award is a validation of our mission," 
said Sorensen. 

Process and 

Chancellor Sorensen explains the significance 

and impact of the Baldrige Award 

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U niversity N ews 

The rigorous review: 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen explains the Baldrige Award process and benefits 

Why did UW-Stout apply for the Baldrige Award? 
Very simply, we felt that we fit the criteria rather well. 
For at least three decades, UW-Stout has focused sharply 
on databased decision making- something reinforced by 
the UW System. Since the Board of Regents officially 
adopted the Baldrige criteria in 1990, we took the next 
logical step and applied. 

We believed we were always strong in the area of 
performance, and this provided an opportunity to go 
through a rigorous application process, have the 
application reviewed by examiners for approximately 
1 ,000 hours, and then undergo four days of intensive on- 
campus interviews by seven site visitors. 

Winning proves what we always knew — that we 
practice performance excellence here, and our processes 
demand continuous improvement. 

What type of effort went into 
preparing for the competition? 
We worked with a consultant to review our practices 
against the Baldrige criteria, and once we decided that 
they did, we moved forward. We first adopted the 
Baldrige criteria for the campus. The Faculty Senate did 
voice some concern, but we guaranteed that we would 
not change what we do to apply for the award, nor would 
we create a new office of quality for UW-Stout. 

We first applied in 1999 and achieved consensus 
status, meaning that we made the first cut but did not 
receive a site visit. In 2000, we received a site visit, the 
first university to do so. Then in 2001, we received the 

In each year, we used a similar process. We assigned 
a team to each of the criteria made up principally of 
members of the Chancellor's Advisory Council. While 
each team member had a role to play, each team had a 
primary contact and a primary writer. We worked closely 
with a consultant familiar with the process. 

In 1999 and 2000, we used the extensive feedback 
reports to analyze where our application needed to be 
strengthened. More importantly, we analyzed where we 
could improve our processes or where new processes 
were necessary to support our data. In each of our two 
site visits, seven examiners spent four days on campus in 
a very intensive discussion on the application to clarify 
what we stated and to verify that what we put in the 
document was accurate. 

How will other institutions of higher education 
benefit from UW-Stout's experience in preparing 
for and winning this award? 

There are some very straightforward ways other 
institutions will benefit. First and foremost, UW-Stout is 
now a benchmark university so others have a model to 
follow. During our application process, we realized that 

there were not such universities in that category since no 
awards had yet been given. So, we first relied heavily on 
comparing UW-Stout to other UW schools. When that 
was not acceptable to the examiners, we searched for 
national schools with similar missions or similar 
programs. For themostpart, we had to compare ourselves 
to major research schools, not state universities. Now, 
we do provide benchmarking data, which should assist 
others as they apply for the award. 

Second, we have demonstrated that the Baldrige 
criteria do apply to higher education and can be used 
effectively to demonstrate performance excellence. At 
a time when states are demanding more accountability, 
this is clearly a way to demonstrate that we are 

Third, we have shown that it is possible to win the 
award and not make fundamental changes in the way we 
behave as an educational institution. 

Overall, what does this award mean for UW-Stout? 
The award will have a significant impact on UW-Stout. 
We have already received a great deal of national 
attention from professional educational organizations; 
local and state news media; national media, such as USA 
Today; and state quality councils. 

As the first university to receive either a site visit or 
the award, we are in a unique position to serve as a role 
model in how we apply quality performance standards to 
public higher education. 

We have always had strong partnerships with business 
and industry, and this will clearly strengthen those ties. 
More companies will seek our students. We expect 
corporate giving to increase; we expect that we will have 
an easier time in recruiting in key areas; and we expect 
we will receive more applications to attend UW-Stout. 
Perhaps the greatest benefit will be the recognition that 
faculty, staff and students will receive. 

In my opinion, the Baldrige criteria will change in a 
fundamental way how colleges and universities are 
accredited. We are in the vanguard of that movement. 

What does this award mean for UW System? 
While this is an institutional award to UW-Stout, it 
reflects the strength of the UW System. As part of the 
application process and the on-site review process, we 
discussed real advantages of being part of a nationally 
recognized system. Support from the System and from 
the Board of Regents is fundamental to our overall 
success and critical to permit each campus to fulfill its 
primary mission. Clearly, the UW System played an 
important role in this award process, and the entire 
System benefits from it. 

"Winning proves 

what we always knew- 

that we practice 

performance excellence here, 

and our processes demand 

continuous improvement." 

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Acceptance 

Award Ceremony— March 7, 2002 Washington, D.C. 

Charles W. Sorensen, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Stout 

President Bush, Secretary Evans, ladies and gentlemen, 

I am pleased, I am proud, I am humbled to accept 
the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award on behalf of a fine university — the University 
of Wisconsin-Stout. While I have this privilege of 
being on stage today, this award — the first ever given 
to a university — is really the reflection of a quality, 
dedicated faculty, academic staff, and clerical and 
service staff who made this possible. The beneficiaries 
are the 8,000 students that we serve annually, the 
taxpayers of the great state of Wisconsin, and of this 
country. The Baldrige Award is a demonstration of 
American dedication to hard work, focus and 
commitment to excellence. 

In many respects, UW-Stout began this journey 
over a century ago when James Huff Stout established 
the Stout Institute to meet the workforce challenges of 
the industrial revolution. Women were to study 
domestic sciences, and men mechanical arts. We have 
traveled a long way since 1891, but our mission 
remains constant — provide program and educational 
quality to meet the new challenges of the 21st century, 
a digital century, a century of the knowledge revolution. 
When we officially adopted the Baldrige criteria in 
1999, we did so because they offered the opportunity 
to demonstrate that we practiced performance 
excellence, and to demonstrate that public higher 
education could and must be accountable. 

Mr. President, serving in a public state university is 
a privilege for me. Following World War II, we 
witnessed one of the great educational revolutions in 
world history-the establishment of the GI Bill that sent 
tens of thousands of men and women to colleges and 
universities who otherwise would not have or could 
not have attended a post secondary educational 
institution. We saw an explosion of state universities in 
the 1 960s to serve this new population. This transformed 
our society not only economically, but politically and 
socially, as well. Now we are called upon to provide the 
same service-educate men and women ready and able 
to keep this country competitive economically, and to 
preserve this great experiment in democracy. 

We protect the great American dream by providing 
access and educational opportunities for men and 
women. In the best tradition of public higher education 
in America, we feed both the economic engines of 
society and provide a constant stream of educated men 
and women ready to defend the great principles of 
democracy. We now have a way to judge our excellence- 
the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. I 
proudly accept this on behalf of a great university, and 
I thank you, Mr. President, for recognizing how 
important this is to our future. 

"While I have 
this privilege 
of being on 
stage today, 
this award- 
the first ever 
given to a 
is really the 
reflection of 
a quality, 
dedicated faculty, 
academic staff, 
and clerical and 
service staff 
who made 
this possible." 


Stout Outlook 



An Employer's Market 

UW-Stout's employment rate remains 

Within six months of graduating, 98.5 percent of UW- 
Stout's 2000-01 graduates are working or continuing 
their education. Of those employed, 89.3 percent secured 
jobs in or related to their major, according to the UW- 
Stout Placement and Co-op Services annual employment 

Graduates from 21 of 29 degree programs or 
concentrations reported 100 percent employment. The 
median yearly salary reported by all working graduates 
was $3 1,000. The survey' s response rate reached an all- 
time high of 95 percent. 

This year, UW-Stout also introduced a new graduate 
program employment report for 2000-01 graduates. 
According to this report, 97.5 percent of graduates from 
UW-Stout's masters and education specialist degree 
programs are working or continuing their education. 

' 'What is really interesting about the graduate program 
grads is where they are now working and what their job 
titles are," said LaMont Meinen, director of UW-Stout' s 
Placement and Co-op Services. He pointed out that 
many of the graduates are administrators, directors, 
managers or coordinators, indicating high responsibility 
levels. They work for a wide variety of organizations, 
from Johns Hopkins University to Intel to the American 
Cancer Society. 

Although UW-Stout's employment rates are strong, 

strong despite dampening economy 

Meinen said that the job search climate is certainly 
changing. "In less than a calendar year, the student's 
market has transformed into an employer's market," he 
said. "The students have had to approach the employment 
process differently, and learn of new ways of connecting 
with potential employers," he added. 

Since the economic downturn, fewer employers have 
come onto campus to recruit students. "A typical on- 
campus recruitment visit costs an employer between 
$4,000 and $7,000. They are beginning to cut back on 
these expenditures," said Meinen. 

While the university's 2001 three-day career 
conference drew fewer employers and more students, 
Placement and Co-op Services has developed new 
services to offset this trend. 

According to Meinen, more employers have been 
posting open positions on Placement and Co-op Services' 
weekly job vacancy list. In addition, the office recently 
developed online resume databases for students seeking 
co-op/internships or full-time employment. Select 
employers are given anytime access to these resume 
databases, he explained. 

Placement and Co-op Services has also extended the 
length of time employment services are available to 
students, after they graduate, to up to six months. 

In addition, more employers are hiring UW-Stout 

students as co-op/interns than ever before. During the 
2000-01 school year, 557 students, up from 465 the 
previous year, received valuable work experience through 
UW-Stout' s co-op program. 

"Employers are hiring students to fill positions of 
retired employees, and rolling their co-ops so that one 
student can train the next one," said Meinen. "This 
hands-on work experience gives our students an edge in 
the job market." 

UW-Stout's 2000-01 employment rates are based 
on students who received their degrees in December 
2000, and January, May and August 2001. Since that 
time, several factors have weakened the employment 
outlook. "Layoffs have become somewhat commonplace, 
the stock market continues to sputter and the events of 
September 1 1 dampened consumer confidence," noted 

Because the economy is currently unpredictable, 
Meinen urges this year' s graduates to begin looking for 
a job early and to take advantage of every opportunity 
that may increase their qualifications. "Students will 
need to set realistic expectations, start the search process 
earlier and be willing to go where the jobs are. The 
convenience of picking and choosing is less likely," he 


or continuing education 

"In less than 

a calendar year, 

the student's market 

has transformed into 

an employer's 


LaMont Meinen 


UW-Stout Web site answers questions 

"It's better to know some of the questions 

than all of the answers. " 

James Thurber, American writer, cartoonist, illustrator 

UW-Stout recently introduced AskABLE, a 
groundbreaking online disability resource. This question 
and answer Web site, at http:// askable, 
provides important information to people who work with 
disabled students. 

Users who submit a question to the site receive a 
human response from a UW-Stout expert within two 
business days. Users may also choose to answer their 
questions by searching the site' s archive or online resource 

Though the site was developed for university faculty 
and staff, anyone who seeks an answer to a disability- 
related question can use the service. The site may be 
especially helpful to parents, teachers and guidance 
counselors who are helping disabled high school students 
with the transition to college, said Christine Varnavas, 
the project's coordinator. 

As a major part of UW-Stout's Teachable Moments 
Faculty Development Project, the AskABLE initiative is 
funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education' s 
Office of Post-Secondary Education. 

"The goal of the project is to provide instructors with 
the resources that allow them to offer disabled students 
a quality education on a level playing field. Ultimately, 
we want to recruit, retain and graduate more students 
with disabilities," said Varnavas. 

The AskABLE service is free to users who complete 
the site's 10-question registration process. After 
registering, AskABLE users submit questions in one of 
the following areas of interest: academic 
accommodations, Americans with Disabilities Act, 
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit 
Hyperactivity Disorder, assistive technology, auditory 
disabilities, cognitive disabilities, employment issues, 
learning disabilities, physical disabilities, visual 
disabilities, psycho/behavioral issues, research and 
vocational rehabilitation. 

about disabilities to level playing field' 
The ability in disability 

As a former K-12 teacher, Varnavas became familiar 
with Ask Eric, a question and answer site that offers 
information to anyone interested in education, including 
parents, counselors and teachers. "I felt that post- 
secondary education needed a similar site as a disability 
resource. K-12 education has countless disability 
resources, but there are very few for college educators," 
she explained. She decided to name the site ABLE to 
bring focus to the ability in disability, she added. 

According to Varnavas, the site' s "just-in- time" nature 
is a main concept of the Teachable Moments Project, 
because faculty and staff are simply too busy to sit 
through disability training sessions. "This is not 
information that they readily seek out. They don't need 
to know about disability services and accommodations 
until they need to know-for example, when they need to 
accommodate a student with a disability in their class," 
said Varnavas. 

Online experts 

Varnavas is currently marketing AskABLE locally, 
regionally and at international conferences. The site now 
has 70 registered users, including out-of-state patrons 
from Utah and Nebraska. "I expect the site will follow 
the same pattern ask AskEric. The response was slow for 
the first year. Then, as people became aware of the 
service, use of the site exploded," she said. 

As Varnavas receives AskABLE user's questions, 
she determines which UW-Stout experts can best answer 
them. Campus experts include Kathleen Deery, 
rehabilitation and counseling department; Amy Schlieve, 
education, counseling and psychology department; Bob 
Peters, rehabilitation and counseling department; Dave 
Swan, UW-Stout Projects With Industry; Mike Lawler, 
Assistive Technology and Assessment Center; Debra 
Shef chick, Student Support Services; Amy Riddle- 
Swanson, Student Support Services; and Donna Weber, 
assistant to the chancellor for Affirmative Action. 

As the site becomes busier, Varnavas plans to add 

experts, including some from off-campus locations. "I 
have had people from other cities and states volunteer to 
be involved," she said. 

Thus far, most of the questions submitted to the site 
have been about accommodating individuals with 
disabilities in the classroom. For example, one instructor 
asked about math and science classroom modifications 
for a blind student. Another asked about extended test 
time for a student with a learning disability. 

Questions regarding learning disabilities, which are 
often the most puzzling for instructors, are also frequent, 
said Varnavas. "These are invisible disabilities that still 
carry a lot of stigma. Students don't always want to self 
identify, because they have always had to in the past. 
They often fall behind before they will seek the services 
they need," she explained. 

Extending the vision 

Additional disability resources are available on the 
Teachable Moments Web site, including an instructor 
manual and a resource library. The site, at http://, also links to a 
45-minute online disability training session, complements 
of Penn State University's Project Opportunity and 

As replication sites for the project, UW-Milwaukee, 
UW-Green Bay and UW-Platteville have access to all of 
the Teachable Moments project materials and resources. 
Varnavas will also help them market AskABLE on their 

This year is the last year of the Teachable Moments 
grant. Varnavas is currently writing a proposal to compete 
for another three-year grant, in which she will propose 
bringing a faculty member on board as a Teachable 
Moments Faculty Outreach Liaison. 

The AskABLE site uses software developed by the 
Virtual Reference Desk of Syracuse University's 
Information Institute. VRD is also supported by the U.S. 
Department of Education. 


we want to 

recruit, retain 

and graduate 

more students 

with disabilities." 

Christine Varnavas 

Stout Outlook ♦ 3 



Equal Opportunity 

Equality for Women Initiative improves campus climate 

Spurred by UW System's one-year evaluation of 
university life for women, UW-Stout launched an 
Equality for Women Initiative to examine and improve 
the campus climate for women. To set the project in 
motion, 49 students, faculty and staff from across the 
campus examined the following areas: hiring, promotion 
and retention of women employees, educational 
opportunities for women students, learning and work 
environment, and balancing work and personal life. 

As a result, UW-Stout hired Kathleen Laurila as the 
university's first half time coordinator for Women's 
Issues. As coordinator, Laurila advocates women' s issues 
and acts as a liaison with the various offices and programs 
that serve women on campus. 

Laurila began her new position in July 200 1 . She has 
had 25 years of local and national-level volunteer 
leadership roles in the American Association of 
University Women. As the current vice president of the 
International Federations of University Women, she 
also manages seminar programs that focus on the impact 
of globalization on women and girls. 

According to Laurila, the initiative addresses a variety 
of women' s issues, including gender stereotyping, equal 
job opportunities and pay, dependant care needs, 
balancing work and personal lives, equal access to 
education and athletics, comprehensive welfare 
programs, access to heath care, reproductive rights, 
freedom from sexual harassment and assault, and 
"missing" women in history, literature andpolicymaking. 

Housed in UW-Stout' s Affirmative Action Office, 

Laurila began exploring many of these issues by having 
one-on-one conversations with individuals and directing 
several campuswide forums. "This is an outreach 
position, so I need to go where students, faculty and staff 
are. I talk to people and get to know them in order to 
understand what is happening with women's issues on 
campus," she explained. 

The Equality for Women Steering Committee, which 
acts as Laurila' s board of directors, continues to meet to 
help her implement the recommendations made by the 

The following are some of the recent 
accomplishments of the initiative: 

Developing a campus resource center — Individu- 
als have access to books, periodicals and Internet links 

athttp:// affirm/ women.htm. The 
Affirmative Action Office recently moved to UW- 
Stout' s Library Learning Center, where the office is 
more accessible and includes space for women's re- 

Expanding the women's mentoring program — 

The existing program supports new women faculty. 
The campus is working to expand the program to all 
women staff members. 

Increasing leadership opportunities — Open dis- 
cussions have concentrated on developing leadership 
skills. UW-Stout hosted the Wisconsin Women in 
Higher Education Leadership Conference. Forty UW- 
Stout women attended the conference, several of whom 

gave presentations. In addition, several attended and 
conducted talks at the Wisconsin Women's Studies 
Consortium Conference. 

Enhancing harassment prevention and hiring pro- 
cedures — Donna Weber, UW-Stout' s assistant to the 
chancellor for Affirmative Action, has created a new 
process to ensure open positions are advertised ac- 
cording to the university ' s nondiscrimination policies, 
and a better system for reporting sexual harassment 
and discrimination complaints. The Sexual Harass- 
ment Prevention Committee, chaired by Laurila, is 
developing additional methods to reach campus women 
with information. 

Surveying needs — The UW-Stout Women' s Studies 
program is analyzing how many courses include gen- 
der-specific topics to determine appropriate curricu- 
lum reforms and professional development activities. 
The campus is also conducting a survey of child-care 

Initiating a local American Association for Univer- 
sity Women branch — Facilitated by Laurila, several 
UW-Stout employees have joined the Menomonie 
branch of AAUW, which offers many beneficial net- 
working and educational opportunities, as well as 
research data about the education of women and girls. 

Examining balance — Laurila represents UW-Stout 
on a UW System committee that is developing new 
policies and practices that will help employees balance 
their work and personal lives. 

"I talk to people 

and get to 

know them 

in order to 


what is 

happening with 

women's issues 

on campus." 

Kathleen Ldurila 

Poetry of Crisis 

Students create poetry posters to reflect tragedy of terrorist attacks 

To help people cope with their feelings following the 
September terrorist attacks, select poetry posters have 
been displayed at various locations around the UW- 
Stout campus. The posters were created by a group of 
UW-Stout students who were challenged during the fall 
semester by UW-Stout' s Literature Committee to 
illuminate the emotions in chosen poems using 
typography. The Graphic Design I class, taught by Bill 
DeHoff of UW-Stout' s department of art and design, 
then collaborated with the committee to create posters 
that offer insight into the tragedy of September 11, and 
symbolize survival. 

Titled "The Poetry of Crisis," the project also 
encourages audiences to reflect on the artistic response 
to crisis and stress. According to Jonna Gjevre, of UW- 
Stout' s English and philosophy department, "the events 
of September 1 1 inspired members of the Literature 
Committee to select, and create, poems that address the 
problem of human suffering and inspire reflection upon 

Robert Schuler, professor in UW-Stout' s English 
and philosophy department and a widely published poet 
and essayist, wrote a poem specifically for this project, 
titled "What is Art?" Other poems typographically 
illustrated by the students include Langston Hughes's 
"Still Here," an excerpt from Walt Whitman's "Long, 
Too Long America," two excerpts from HD's "The 
Walls Do Not Fall," Emily Dickinson's "After Great 
Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes" and "Try to Remember 
Some Details" by Yehuda Amichai, a popular Hebrew 
poet from Jerusalem. These poems address war, 
oppression and loss, and offer insight in a time of crisis. 

The students enhanced the poems, which were 
randomly assigned to them, with brilliant typography 
designs. "A lot can be done with type through controlled 

spacing, size, thickness and layout. A successful illustrator 
can control the speed, tone and emotion of the reader by 
manipulating these variables," said Micah Maraia, a 
senior art-industrial design student who worked on the 
poster project. 

Maraia chose the typeface "Typewriter Oldstyle" to 
create a poster of Langston Hughes' s poem "Still Here." 
He said the poem made him "envision a person who had 
been through a lot, but survived." The poem begins with 
the lines "I been scared and battered./My hopes the wind 
done scattered." and ends with the defiant lines, "But I 
don't care!/I'm still here!" 

"The inconsistent font appears as though it came 
from an old beat up typewriter, and seemed to illustrate 
the torn and battered theme I was going for. My intention 
was to make viewers see the poster as something that has 
been around for a while, and been through the wringer," 
noted Maraia. 

The UW-Stout Literature Committee selected the 
posters of seven students to display at campus locations. 
Students whose work is featured include Maraia, John 
Harsdorf, Abbey Fitzgerald, Lisa Thompson, Matthew 
Vanderloop, Michael Jueneman and Danielle McDowell. 

"This project is an example of the expectations and 
the resulting quality work that come from beginning 
foundation classes in the department of art and design," 
said DeHoff, the student' s instructor. 

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People You Know 

Carolyn Barn hart, food and nutrition, has received the "2002 Wisconsin Association of Family and 
Consumer Sciences Leader Award" for her outstanding professional work. 

Gary Cowles, University Publications, has been named a recipient of an "Excellence in Procurement 
Award," recognizing his work with the statewide print contract redesign team. 

Julie Furst-Bowe, Academic and Student Affairs, has been selected as a consultant-evaluator for the 
North Central Association's Higher Learning Commission, and to be a reviewer with NCA's Academic 
Quality Improvement Project. AQIP is an alternative form of NCA accreditation based on the Malcolm 
Baldrige education criteria for performance excellence. 

Eric Gardow, assistant coach for the men's Blue Devil basketball team and a graduate student in the 
guidance and counseling master' s degree program, was a torchbearer for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter 
Games. Gardow ran a one-quarter mile leg through Kenosha, Wis., on Jan. 5. 

J udy Herr, human development, family living and community educational services, had three books 
published in 2001. They are "Working With Young Children" (4th Edition), "Creative Learning Activities 
for Young Children" (1st Edition) and "Creative Resources for Infants and Toddlers" (2nd Edition, written 
with Terri Swim of the University of Akron). 

Li-Chin [Crystal) Huang, of UW-Stout' s social science department, has been named the university's 
outstanding woman of color. This statewide recognition is awarded to women of color who have initiated 
positive change within their communities by contributing to diversity and advocating women's issues. 

M ike Levy, English and philosophy, has been named to the editorial board of the scholarly journal 
"Extrapolation," published by the University of Texas at Brownsville. 

KarenLund, marketing specialist for Student Life Promotions at UW-Stout, was recently nominated for 
the 2002 Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence. Each UW System campus may nominate one 
individual for the $5,000 Board of Regents' award. A special regents committee selects two recipients based 
on four criteria: excellence of performance, personal interaction, initiative and creativity, and outstanding 

Charles M atson Lume, art and design, has been named one of the City Pages "Artists of the Year, 
2001." He is also a recent recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistance Fellowship. 

National technology education leader and professor emeritus Len Sterry recently joined the Interna- 
tional Technology Education Association to work with the Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology 
and Science. As a senior curriculum associate, he will develop comprehensive K-12 resources that will 
advance technology literacy in America's schools. 

Women's basketball coach M ark Thomas was named 2001-02 All- Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference (WIAQ, the third time he's received the award. 

Dennis Van Den Heuvel, guidance and counseling, received a "Certificate of Recognition" from the 
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for "his many years of service and commitment to the training 
of school counselors and counselor education." 

Karen Zimmerman, human development, family living and community educational services, pub- 
lished "Helping Your Children Grow and Develop." 

Sabbaticals granted 

The UW System Board of Regents has approved sabbaticals for 1 UW-Stout faculty members for the 2002- 
03 academic year. Those on leave for the first semester and their projects are H ec to r C ruz, education, school 
counseling and school psychology; Leslie Koepke, human development, family living and community 
educational services; and M aure en M itton, art and design. The board awarded second semester sabbaticals 
to M aria n M arion, human development, family living and community educational services; Kate M aury, 
art and design; Jerry Roiter, technology; and Robert Salt, human development, family living and 
community educational services. Full-year sabbaticals were granted to Nasser Hadidi, mathematics, 
statistics and computer science; Lynn Harris, psychology; and M itchell Spencer, technology. The Regents 
grant sabbaticals to recognize and enhance teaching efforts and excellence. 

Nakatani Associates named 

Brian Fitch, English and philosophy; Ann Parsons, biology; J erry Kapus, English and philosophy; J im 
Buergermeister, hospitality and tourism; J im Byrd, psychology; Scott Orme, education, counseling and 
psychology; Wendy Dittmann, industrial management; M ark Fenton, business; and J uliet Fox, commu- 
nication, education and technology were appointed Nakatani Associates. They were chosen based on their 
technology expertise and their willingness to share their knowledge. 

Laptop College Associates named 

Clark Leeson, English and philosophy, George Smeaton, psychology, and Evan Sveum, communication, 
education and training, have been selected by their academic college deans to serve as Laptop College 
Associates during the 2002 spring semester. The College Associates serve as additional communication 
liaisons for their respective colleges to the Laptop Training Team and the Implementation Committee. They 
will communicate instructor needs and assist with the development of training sessions and workshops to 
meet those needs. 

Certificate in quality management offered 

UW-Stout is now offering a certificate in quality 
management. This program allows individuals to es- 
tablish a solid foundation in the quality discipline, to 
develop or renew an understanding of its application 
within industry, or to certify current skills and knowl- 

Certificate requirements consist of four courses in 
the areas of quality: concepts, tools, management, and 
systems for service industries or a practicum experi- 
ence. The first three courses are offered over the 
Internet. The fourth course will also be offered in a 
"working adult friendly format," but may require a 
visit or two to the UW-Stout campus. 

The first Quality Concepts course will be offered 

this summer with Chuck Carlson as instructor. 

For an application to enroll in the program with 
"special" student status, contact the UW-Stout Ad- 
missions Office at 1-800-44-STOUT, fax 715/232- 
1667 or e-mail To enroll as a 
special student, there is no application fee or need to 
submit transcripts from other schools. 

For additional information, contact Donna Stewart 
at, phone 715/232-1234; or 
Carlson at, phone 715/232- 

Individuals who have previously attended UW- 
Stout can get an application form online at http:// admissions/ reentry. 

Chancellor's Message 

An overwhelming response 

When we first applied for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award nearly four years ago, we knew that this was a very important 
form of recognition. But nothing prepared us for the overwhelming 
response we are receiving over having attained this singular 

We are receiving inquiries about our success from institutions 
residing in about a dozen countries around the world. Many of us 
have been invited to deliver keynote addresses at prestigious 
conferences throughout the United States. The Baldrige Award 
brings us kudos from the U.S. Congress, the State Legislature and 
the Governor. Our partners in business and industry are ecstatic to 
be associated with an institution that has attained this status. 
Everywhere we go, be it Menomonie or Washington, D.C., we are 
greeted with warm and enthusiastic congratulations. It is truly 
moving to experience the outpouring of sincere praise. 

Perhaps it hit home with me when I and Associate Vice 
Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe found ourselves on a stage in 
Washington before a massive audience gathered to recognize UW- 
Stout and the four other 2001 winners. Rousing tunes by the 
military, the marching of the color guard and the enthusiastic mood 
of the crowd all preceded this somber announcement: "Ladies and 
Gentlemen, the President of the United States." 

The band played the traditional "Hail to the Chief as George W. 
Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, entered the stage. 
Suddenly I found myself before the most powerful leader of the 
world, uttering the phrase "Mr. President." 

"This is a high, high honor," the president said. "I know you all 
understand what abig deal this is, having gone through the process." 

I was able to spend some time with the president before the 
ceremony and he also met with our student delegation, which 
received White House tours that morning. I was quite impressed 
with the president, a genuine and compassionate man. It was an 
experience of a lifetime. 

But the ceremony itself is but a symbol for an honor that will forever change this university 
and give it an important place in the history of higher education. 

As the president noted in his remarks, the award is not for any individual, but rather for 
everyone from the organizations it recognizes. That means faculty, staff, students, the UW 
System, the State of Wisconsin and, of course, our alumni. 

Let me focus on the latter. Without the strong support of our loyal alumni, we would never have 
achieved this status. Your feedback about the quality of your education was critical to the 
continuous improvement process that the award recognizes. Your suggestions for improvement 
and your commitment to stay involved with the university are key to our success. You have shown 
us that our approach to education was instrumental in your lifetime achievement, and you have 
helped us make our educational endeavors even better. 

You have good cause to be proud of your university. Congratulations and thanks to all of you. 

Charles W. Sorensen 

"You have 

shown us that 

our approach 

to education 

was instrumental 

in your lifetime 


and you have 

helped us make 

our educational 


even better." 

UW-Stout's long-standing technology program gets new name 

To more precisely describe the skills of the program's 
graduates, UW-Stout changed the name of its indus- 
trial technology program to engineering technology. 

"Employers are often seeking engineering appli- 
cation skills — the process of turning ideas into profit- 
able products and process improvements. Because the 
name engineering technology is more readily recog- 
nized by employers nationwide, this name change will 
help our program' s graduates find better jobs at higher 
salaries," said Scott Springer, director of the engineer- 
ing technology program. 

The program's new designation will also allow it 
to pursue national accreditation by the Accreditation 
Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET's rig- 
orous peer review process will further confirm to 
potential employers and students that the engineering 
technology program meets professional-level criteria. 

The only major of its kind in the UW System, the 
former industrial technology program has existed at 
UW-Stout since the 1950s. Historically, the program 
has produced more than 6,000 professionals who are 
working throughout the United States, said Springer. 

Through the years, the program has continually 
adjusted its levels of technical and managerial empha- 
sis to keep up with the changes in industry. Currently, 
it is highly focused on the technical aspects of indus- 
try, while UW-Stout's new bachelor's degree pro- 
gram in industrial management places more emphasis 
on the managerial side. 

"Engineering technology brings students that have 

a wide variety of interests, gives them a strong techni- 
cal and managerial background, and then lets them 
focus on a particular concentration. In the academic 
world, they like to call it breadth plus depth," said 
Springer. The program's concentration areas include 
automation systems, facilities, mechanical design, 
plastics and production operations. 

According to Springer, similar to UW-Stout's 
ABET accredited manufacturing engineering program, 
the engineering technology program uses a hands on 
approach to engineering education. The engineering 
technology program is more application focused and 
places less emphasis on theory than traditional engi- 
neering programs offered elsewhere. 

"Engineering technology stresses learning more 
through laboratory experiences and less through ab- 
stract mathematics. Because of this, our graduates 
benefit employers by immediately applying engineer- 
ing sciences to industrial projects without a significant 
amount of on-the-job training," he said. 

According to UW-Stout's annual employment 
report, 100 percent of the 2000-01 graduates from the 
engineering technology program are working or con- 
tinuing their education. These graduates' annual sala- 
ries ranged from $20,000 to $75,000, with $54,000 as 
the average. 

For more information about the engineering tech- 
nology program, contact Springer by phone at 715/ 
232-2162, e-mail, or visit 
http:/ / programs/ bset online. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 5 



Blue Devil Report 

2001-2002 highlights 

A first time women's basketball undisputed 
conference title, the largest crowds at men's 
basketball in quite some time and a football 
player headed for the National Football League 
highlight the UW-Stout athletic program. 

Women's Basketball 

For the first time since the 1997 season, the UW- 
Stout women's basketball team captured the 
WIAC title, but this time with a twist — they did 
not share the crown with anyone else. Stout went 
23-5 overall and 15-1 in conference play — both 
school records. 

Two-time team MVP and two-time first team 
all- WIAC performer Amy Zelinger (Sr . , Racine) 
led a very balanced attack that led the league in 
scoring, but did not have a player average more 
than 9.6 points. 

Tanya Halbach (Jr., Janesville) joined 
Zelinger on the all-WIAC first team. Lindsey 
Erichsen (Fr., Spring Valley, Minn), Staci 
Anderson (Sr., Clayton) and Laura Verdegan 
(So., Tony) were honorable mention. Mark 
Thomas was named coach of the year for the 
third time. 

Men's Basketball 

Even though they finished below .500, the 
men's basketball team set a school attendance 
record when they tallied nearly 20,000 to the 
games. The Blue Devils and their noisy crowd 
finished the season at 12-13, 7-9 in league play 
to finish tied for sixth in an extremely balanced 
league that saw Stout twice knock off conference 
champion UW-Stevens Point and split with the 
other three teams that shared the WIAC title. 
The Blue Devils lost seven games by five points 
or less. 

Steve Krueger (Sr., Three Lakes) was a first 
team all-WIAC pick. 


Stout continues their resurgence on the football 
field and moved into a new home when the Don 
and Nona Williams Stadium was opened Sept. 
29. The Blue Devils christened the field with a 
28-14 win over UW-Platteville. 

Stout finished 6-3 overall, 4-3 in league play 
and tied for third. 

Cornerback Tony Beckham (Sr. , Ocala, Fla.) 
was a first team All-America choice and went on 
to play in the Blue Gray All-Star game and turned 
heads at the NFL Combines. Beckham was 
claimed by the Tennessee Titans as the 115th 
pick (fourth round) in the NFL draft. 

Joining Beckham on the all-WIAC team were 
fellow All- America picks Eric Baker (Sr., 
Sarona) and Eric Moe (Jr., Whitehall) as well as 
Jamie Spielman (Jr.,Menomonie), Mark Ralph 
(Jr., Colfax), Luke Bundgaard (So., 
Weyerhauser), Brian Johnson (Sr., Hudson), 
Matt Mueller (So.,Chaska,Minn.),Joe Kersten 
(So., Menasha) and Clint Greenebaum (So., 
Hart land). 


The Blue Devils put together their best record 
since the 1994 season, posting a 23-9 overall 
record, 5-3 in a tied for third place league in 
league play. 

Kim Roshell (Sr., Cornell) was a first team 
all-WIAC pick and Rachel Eidet (Sr., Mankato, 
Minn.) was an honorable mention choice. 


Nellie Sivertsen (Jr., River Falls) returned to 
the all-WIAC first team after a one-year hiatus 
and led the young team in scoring with 1 1 goals 
and five assists. Sivertsen holds nearly all of the 
Blue Devils scoring records, including career 
goals (32) with one more year to play. Stout 
finished at 10-9-1 overall, 4-4 in league play. 

Men's Cross Country 

Keith Ellingson took over the coaching reins for 
the Blue Devils and Stout finished 13th at the 
NCAA Midwest Regionals and seventh at the 
WIAC meet. Dave Huber (Sr. , Mendota Heights, 
Minn.) led the team all year and just missed out 
on a return trip to the national meet. 

Women's Cross Country 

Where the Blue Devils cross country team used 
to look like a few women out for a run, the Blue 
Devils have now posted some numbers with 
coach Joe Harlan building the team to more 
than 25 competitors. The numbers helped, as 
Stout placed seventh at the WIAC Champion- 
ships, up a notch or two from the previous years. 
Lacey Osuldsen (Fr., Lady smith) was named 
the team MVP. 

Women's Tennis 

Luther Olson promises to build a tennis team 
with a new attitude and he has a very young 
team to work with. The Blue Devils finished with 
a 2-6 record and were led by sisters Tammy and 
Tanya Petcher (So., Marshfield). 


Seems as if every other year, the Blue Devils 
fortunes take a downturn. That speaks well for 
next season. But this season an exciting young 
goalie stepped out of the shadows. Jeff Dotson 
(So., Chanhassen, Minn.) was named to both the 
NCHA and WIAC all-conference squads. Dotson 
was named the national Division III player of the 
week after stopping 59 shots in a 2-1 overtime 
win over UW-River Falls, Stout's first win over 
the Falcons since 1979. 

The Blue Devils were snake-bit in overtime 
games, putting together a 1-5-1 record in extra 


Tasha Pasch (Jr., Northfield, Minn.) advanced 
to the national gymnastics championships for the 
third consecutive year, but for the first time did 
not achieve All- America status. 

Injuries played a big part in the Blue Devils 
overall season. 

Women's Indoor Track and Field 

Jenney Luer (Sr . , Colfax) and Laura Verdegan 

(Fr., Tony) set school records and qualified to the 
national indoor track and field championships 
were they both placed third, Luer in the shot put 
and Verdegan in the triple jump. The two placed 
Stout 11th nationally, the Blue Devil women's 
highest ever finish. 

Men's Indoor Track and Field 

Jeff Rotering (Sr., Waumandee) won the WIAC 
pole vault title, broke the school record in the 
event and placed third at the national meet. 

O Cornerback Tony Beckham was claimed by the Tennessee Titans as the 115th pick (fourth round) in the NFL 
draft. Amy Zelinger was a repeat pick to the all-WIAC first team. Jeff Rotering placed third at the NCAA 
Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in the pole vault. O Jenney Luer finished third at the NCAA 
Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in the shot put and was the No. 1 seed in the outdoor discus. 

In March, Sara Schlosser, a member of UW-Stout's Alpine Skiing Club, finished in the top 15 in Giant Slalom during 
the first day of competition for the USCSA (US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association) National Championships 
in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Schlosser, an art-industrial design major, earned All-American honors at the 
competition. Athletes from 52 colleges competed, with 107 men and 111 women in Slalom and Giant Slalom 

6 ♦ Stout Outlook 



From the Archives 


Honoring Stout's heroes 

By Kevin Thorie, University Archivist 

The events of September 1 1 have had an immense 
impact on all of us. The scenes of death and 
destruction both here and in Afghanistan will 
always remain with us. Since then, most people 
have felt a strong sense of anger toward the 
terrorists who inflicted this damage and their 
supporters, sympathy for all of the people who 
were lost and their loved ones, and pride and 
concern for our service men and women who 
have been placed in harm's way. Perhaps, though, 
the most important and positive thing that has 
come out of this tragedy is the great heroism and 
courage of people both in and out of uniform that 
has often been seen throughout this crisis. Their 
selfless acts have provided hope for all of us. 

Paving the way 

Stout has also been the scene of 
people exhibiting acts of courage 
and selflessness. On countless 
occasions individuals have 
shown great bravery, and the 
institution as a whole has often 
provided leadership during times 
of crisis. One such person was Bradshaw 
Raymond Bradshaw. 

' 'Brad," as he was known to his fellow students, 
entered Stout in 19 14 at the age of 19. He came to 
Menomonie from Topeka, Kan., where he had 
attended the Industrial and Educational Institute. 

During his two-years at Stout (Stout only 
offered a two-year diploma at that time), Brad 
played clarinet in the school band, was a member 
of the Glee Club, appeared in local theater 
productions and won a letter playing right end 
on the football team. He appeared to have been 
a typical Stout student for that time. The only 
hint that this may have not been the case is the title 
of his senior thesis, Industrial Education for the 

Brad was the first African- American, as well 
as the first minority of any kind, to attend Stout. 
While I cannot find even a hint of evidence that 
he was treated any differently from other students, 
it still must have taken a great deal of courage to 
be the first minority student at a school — especially 
one in a city where the vast majority 
of people were from the same race. 

Gladys Harvey's chances 
for joining the Stout faculty 
probably weren ' t hurt by the fact 
that she was the daughter of the 
institution's president Lorenzo 
Dow Harvey. Once she was on 
staff, though, she established an 
impressive record. Harvey 

Harvey had been educated at the University 
of Wisconsin and the Art Institute of Chicago. 
She was originally hired to teach interior 
decoration. In 1922, she was assigned the duty 
of establishing a new art department. 

Perhaps, though, Harvey is best remembered 
as the founder and first chair of the Dunn County 
Suffrage Party. Under her leadership, the party 
worked with local and state legislators to gain 
women the right to vote. The group also worked 
for the war effort during World War I. Harvey 
remained at Stout following victories in both 
World War I and the suffrage movement. In 
1 923 , she left to work with the League of Women 
Voters in Illinois. 

In 1969, four Stout students 
saved the lives of two elderly 
people from a raging house fire 
on Sixth Street in Menomonie. 
Menomonie Fire Chief Jim Berg 
and President William "Bud" 
Micheels presented awards to 
the students during a halftime 
ceremony at a Stout football 
game. The students were, left 
to right, Jim Sallis, Cliff 
Perteete, Ken Denson and 
Calvin Glover. 

Easing hardship 

One of the high points for Stout, as an institution, 
occurred in 1942. Shortly after the start of World 
War II, thousands of Japanese, and Americans of 
Japanese parentage, were removed from the 
Pacific Coastal Area for security reasons and 
placed in resettlement camps. Needless to say, 
this action caused severe financial and emotional 
hardships for the families involved. 

In cooperation with the National Japanese 
Student Relocation Council, Stout was one of the 
first institutions to offer educational opportunities 
for many of the interned Japanese. In addition, 
partial scholarships and aid in finding jobs were 
offered. Under this program, at least three 
Americans of Japanese descent attended Stout. 

Remembering our vets 

Most of the buildings on this campus are named 
either for an individual, an event, the building's 
function, or even its location. The only building 
on this campus that is named for a group of people 
is the Memorial Student Center. 

The original student center on campus was 
"Dedicated to the Students of Stout State College 
Who Died in War that Others May Live." This 
dedication was originally written by Gertrude 
Callahan, who served from 1928 to 1961 as chair 
of the English department. President Verne 
Fryklund approved the statement on Dec. 4, 
1957. Literally thousands of Stout students served 
in the armed forces during the past century, from 
Tarawa to the Persian Gulf. Many of them lost 
their lives. 

One such Stout student was 
Marvin Thomas Thompson. A 
Menomonie native, Thompson 
entered the Stout Institute in 
1915. He was also a member of 
Company H of the Third 
Wisconsin. During the border 
problems with Mexico in 1916, Thompson 
Thompson was forced to leave Stout for six 
months while his guard unit was activated. Upon 
his return, he was active in athletics and the 

Shortly after the United States entered World 
War I, Thompson was called to active duty. 
During his absence, Stout awarded him a diploma 
in August 1917. He attended officer's training 
school before leaving in January 1 9 1 8 for France , 
where he served as a first lieutenant in 
Headquarters Company of the 30th Infantry 
Division. Before he was killed by artillery fire on 
July 15, 1918, Thompson had been awarded 

Britain's Victoria Cross and the French Croix de 

Robert Bruce Antrim joined 
the Stout Institute as an assistant 
librarian in 1928. Before his 
arrival at Stout, he received a 
degree from DePauw University 
in Indiana and served in several 
library positions. Antrim was 
not related to Kit Antrim, the Antrim 
athletic instructor for whom Antrim Hall was 

Bruce Antrim became a popular figure at 
Stout. His exploits — especially those with a 
canoe — were reported several times in the 
Stoutonia. In August 1942, just three months 
prior to his 42nd birthday, Bruce was called into 
the Armed Forces. Before leaving Bruce wrote 
to President Burton Nelson, "Words fail me 
when I try to express how deeply I shall miss 
Stout-the library-and all my friends." 

Stout granted Antrim a leave of absence "for 
the duration of the present emergency" before he 
reported to basic training in Arkansas. He was 
later attached to the Chaplain's Corps before 
being sent to Alaska. Shortly after he was assigned 
to Alaska, Antrim became ill and died on April 5, 

World War II had been over 
for three years when Fred A. 
Fisher enrolled at Stout in 1948. 
Fisher, aresident of Minneapolis, 
was very active during his time 
at Stout. He was a member of 
Epsilon Pi Tau, the Radio Club, 
the Rifle Club and the Ski Club, 
and president of the Stout Symphonic Singers. 
He was also a member of the Naval Reserve. 

Shortly after his graduation in 1952, at the 
height of the Korean War, the Navy called Fisher 
up for service. On Nov. 6, less than six months 
after he graduated from Stout, Ensign Fischer 
died as a result of injuries at the U.S. Naval 
Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Thanks to a gift of 
$500 presented by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hugo Fischer, the Fred Fischer Memorial Loan 
Fund was established at Stout in 1953. 

These are just three of many Stout students, 
faculty and alumni who served in the Armed 
Forces and lost their lives during a time of war. 
When the original student center was built, a 
concerted effort was made to identify all of the 
Stout students who died while serving their 
country. The university hoped to have the names 
of those veterans cut into the stone of the new 


Fearing that some names would be left off, 
President Fryklund decided not to have the names 
inscribed. He concluded, "Some day there may 
be need for a complete list. Several years may 
pass before the need is evident and the names all 
available, at which time the names could be cut 
into the stone." I hope that that day will arrive 

Here is a partial list of Stout students, faculty 
and alumni "who died in war so others may 
live." If anyone knows of other names that 
should be added, please contact Kevin Thorie 
at the address below: 

WWI: Marvin Thomas Thompson, Palmer L. 
Husby, Emil Kroening, Robert F. Kendall 

WWII: (taken from the 1946 Tbweryearbook) 
Melvin Leroy Anderson, Robert Bruce Antrim, 
John Richard Aumeller, Gerald Carswell, James 
H. Day, Neal Jones Goodrich, Gerald Lawler 
Govin, James T. Illingworth, Kenneth R. 
Johnson, Reed Jones, Robert Keith, Hjalmer 
Molner, Richard Notebaart, Evert Ostrom, 
Charles Pleier, Edward S. Rock, Robert L. 
Roland, Lyle J. Schultz,ValgeneElmerSchultz, 
George Shultis, Edward Stanfel, William 
Streese, Wilbur Henry Tschopp, Earl Morris 
Thompson, Patrick Welch, Warren Wiesler, 
Frank E. Winterling 

Korea: Fred Fisher 

Creating a Stout 
Historical Museum 

The Stout Preservation Association, a small 
group of alumni and retired university 
personnel, is discussing the development 
of a Stout Historical Museum to preserve 
and tell Stout's amazing story. The 
association proposes that the museum will 
display drawings, photographs, documents, 
curricula, equipment and student projects 
to explain the vision, philosophy and 
innovation that made the university a leader 
in education. 

The association would like to know 
whether alumni think the historical museum 
is worth pursuing. If you are interested in 
the museum project, would like information 
about joining SPA or would like to offer 
suggestions, please contact: 

Patti Bender 

University Development 

107 Louis Smith Tainter House 

Menomonie, Wl 54751-0790 

Telephone: 715/232-1151 

Explore more online: 

Previous topics are available online at the 
University Archives' Web site. Go to: 

To contact the University Archives: 

Telephone: 715/232-2300 

Fax: 715/232-1783 


Mail: ARC/University Archives 
Library Learning Center 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Menomonie, Wl 54751 

Stout Outlook 



Stout Foundation Report 

A heart-felt thank you! 

President's Message 

On March 7, 2002, 
President George W. 
Bush presented the 
very prestigious 
Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality 
Award to Chancellor 
Sorensen. Yes, you 
read it correctly, the 
president. What an 
honor for our 

Sorensen, the facul- 
ty and staff deserve a 
huge heart-felt thank Linda Funk 

you. As the only university to have received 
this recognition we must congratulate the 
leadership and the vision of Stout's 
administration, and especially Chancellor 
Sorensen. UW-Stout has now set the standard 
for quality education. 

An award of this magnitude does not come 
without countless hours of preparation, not 
only for the fifty-page application but also the 
on-site visits. It was truly a community project. 
Please join me in congratulating and thanking 
everyone that made the B aldrige dream come true. 

A very special thank you also goes to 
Foundation Board Member Roy Bauer '67 
who was instrumental in Stout receiving the 
Baldrige Award. Thank you Roy for sharing 
your expertise and many hours of hard work! 

Another exciting project that has come to 
fruition is the new Stout Foundation logo, 

debuting in July. This new logo, under the 
direction of Kathleen Sandstrom-Fronforst ' 84, 
Public Relations Committee chair for the 
foundation, includes tradition andtimelessness. 
It embodies the mission of the Stout Foundation. 
The design features the clock tower and clock 
face. Thank you Kathleen for your expertise 
and thanks to all committee members. Let us 
know what you think of the new logo. 

One of the most gratifying events for Stout 
Foundation donors and board members, the 
scholarship donor dinner and awards ceremony, 
will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. 
The Scholarship committee, under the leader- 
ship of Deanna House, reviewed and ranked 
more than 1,000 scholarship applications. The 
foundation will award $465,000 scholarship 
monies to 400 worthy students. It is an evening 
when the culmination of bright minds, hard 
work and the dream of great success come 
together. Thank you to all the donors who make 
this evening possible! 

As you can see, there is a lot of excitement 
at your university. I encourage you to visit 
Stout's web site: http:/ / to 
learn more and determine how you can continue 
to support the best institution of higher 
education in the U.S. If you need additional 
information on how to make contributions or to 
become involved, you may contact the 
foundation office at our toll free number, 

We hope to see you at a future alumni 
gathering or event! 

Todd Boppel retrospective planned 

be the first of its kind for the Furlong Gallery. 
Ron Verdon, chair of the art and design 
department stated, "We have never undertaken 
a retrospective and catalogue. It's exciting to 
think Todd' s show will be the first. He was a 
scholar, a teacher and a mentor to thousands of 
art students besides being an important member 
of the art department for many years." 

Doug Cumming, professor emeritus, said, 
"This is a perfect way to honor Todd who was 
such an incredibly talented artist. He played an 
important role in the success of the department, 
and the retrospective provides current and 
future students and friends with a fabulous look 
at his five decades of work." 

Todd Boppel, a faculty 
member in UW-Stout' s art 
and design department until 
his retirement in 1999, died 
November 8, 2000, of a heart 
attack. The department, in 
conjunction with UW- 
Stout' s Furlong Gallery, is 
planning a retrospective of Bo PP el 
Boppel' s life work, which will include his 
paintings and drawings. The show will open 
November 8, 2002. Funds are currently being 
solicited to create a catalog that will chronicle 
Boppel' s fascinating journey of learning and 
experimenting through his art. The catalog will 

2001-2002 Phonathon Calling Team 

Front row (l-r): Carrie Mahoney, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Ryan Kimps, Green Bay, Wis.; Oksana Nazhmetdinova, 
Kazabaer, Tajikistan; Scott Wolfe, EauClaire, Wis. Backrow(l-r): RickGehrmann, EauClaire, Wis.;JayEngebos, 
Green Bay, Wis.; Jessica Frings, Oshkosh, Wis.; Jared Dawald, Eau Claire, Wis. 

Stout University Foundation 


Ann Baggett Beaster Endowed 

WhenAnnBaggettB.S. '70,M.S. '77 enrolled 
at Stout, little did she realize the friends she 
and her soon to be spouse, Bill, met at the 
university would continue to be lifelong 
friends who always had time to get together 
year after year. One of the good friends, Bob 
Guertler, has established a scholarship in her 
memory. Ann died of ovarian cancer in 
November 1998. 

Ann Baggett Beaster taught Family and 
Consumer Sciences Education and health at 
the Shattuck and Horace Mann middle schools 
in Neenah for 27 years. She and Bill traveled 
extensively and enjoyed bicycling and 
kayaking. Many of those activities included 
their college friends. 

Guertler attended Stout for two years and 
became part of the "Beaster Family." He said 
many of those friends were part of the "Mother 
Truckers" era, and although several didn't 
graduate from Stout, they continued to remain 
steadfast friends. Guertler completed his 
degree at Winona State. 

Scholarship Established 

Bill Beaster commented 
on learning of Guertler' s gift, 
"This is a tremendously kind 
gesture and a major commit- 
ment. I am honored to think 
one of our friends would 
establish a scholarship at 
Stout so other students will Beaster 
have an opportunity to receive a degree. 
Stout provided both Ann and I with exciting 
opportunities, and Ann' s undergraduate and 
graduate degrees from Stout had a profound 
effect on her life." 

Guertler is CEO of NORWINN Company 
Inc. in Gales ville, Wis. He mentioned that 
this was an appropriate way to acknowledge 
their friendship and to help current UW- 
Stout students. "Ann would have liked that," 
he said. Guertler currently serves on the 
Stout University Foundation Board and is a 
member of the Budget and Finance and the 
Scholarship Committies. 

Bakers Square Restaurant Scholarship 

The Bakers Square Restaurant Scholarship is business people 
dedicated to promoting professional careers 
in the restaurant business. As a restaurant in- 
dustry leader, Bakers Square has provided 
award- winning pies and home- style meals for 
nearly 20 years. With more than 125 restau- 
rants operating in the upper Midwest and 
California, Bakers Square prides itself on 
being a favorite choice for both families and 


Because Bakers 
Square provides great 
career opportunities, 
this scholarship has | 

been set up to encourage UW-Stout stud- 
ents to consider an exciting career in restaurant 

Donald Beran Endowed Scholarship 

Donald Beran was a 1954 technology educa- in Flint, Michigan, until his 

tion graduate of UW-Stout and received his passing in 1 992. Don was very 

master's degree from the University of active in the United States 

Michigan. After graduation, he served in the Power Squadron, served as 

Army and then joined the faculty of General district commander and held 

Motors Institute {now Kettering University) several national posts. 


Mary Ann Beran Endowed Scholarship 

Mary Ann HeimermariRvt'dc& graduated from Chapter of AD A and received 

the dietetics program at UW-Stout in 1954 

and was the head dietician at Genesee 

Memorial Hospital in Flint, Michigan, until 

her retirement in 1995. As a member of the 

American Dietetics Association (ADA), she 

served a term as president of the Michigan 

awards for her work. Always 
interested in education, she 
ran dietetic internships for 
many years and was very 
active in the United States 
Power Squadron. 


Bruce Family Scholarship 

Bruce A. Connelly, B.S. '72, B.S. '78, estab- 
lished this scholarship in memory of his 
grandmother, Esther F. Bruce and his mother, 
Vera Bruce Sagonovich. This scholarship also 
honors the memory of the late Nelva Runnalls, 
the late John Sabol and the faculty of the 

applied mathematics and 
computer science program. 
The Bruce Family Scholar- 
ship willbe awardedto a student 
majoring in applied mathe- 
matics and computer science. 



8 ♦ Stout Outlook 




Stout University Foundation 


Kim Raenae Falk Endowed Sc 

Kim Raenae Jarosch Fruit Falk B.S. '84, 
M.S. '86, artist, succumbed to pancreatic 
cancer, January 15, 2002. She was 42 years 
old. She was a well-known watercolor artist, 
workshop instructor and owner of Kim's 
Valley Arts in Colfax, Wis. She had shown 
at numerous regional galleries and exhibitions. 
Her enthusiasm for her art and love of sharing 
touched many lives. From 1987-94, she was 
employed at UW-Stout as a program manager 
in the Continuing Education office and later 
(I 994-1 996) as a half-time project manager 
for the Stout University Foundation, Inc. In 
1994, she started working full time as an 


artist. In addition to her art, 
she enjoyed gardening, reading 
and spending time with family 
and friends. She is survived 
by her husband Bob. 

The Kim R. Falk scholar- 
ship, established by family 
and friends, will be awarded Falk 
to an art major who is in need of financial 
assistance. Once the fund reaches $10,000, the 
first scholarship will be awarded. Anyone 
wishing to contribute to this scholarship may 
send the gift to the Stout University Foundation, 
P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751. 

Food and Wine Pairing Travel 

The genesis of this scholarship happened 
two years ago when friends Sue Pittman, 
Mike Warden, Peter D'Souza and Philip 
McGuirk invited friends to participate in a 
food and wine experience/party. The plan 
was to prepare food that would pair well with 
wine based on the grape varietal. With 70 
persons in attendance, it was suggested an 
event such as this be held each year, with each 
guest donating money toward a scholarship 
for a student in the hotel, restaurant and 


tourism management major. Criteria for this 
scholarship is a student who plans to take, for 
credit, the Food and Wine Pairing class offered 
in Majorca at University of the B alearic Islands, 
Spain, or at Coff's Harbor at Southern Cross 
University, Australia; a grade point average of 
3.0; and financial need. The goal is to provide 
an educational and foreign travel experience to 
compliment coursework in the hospitality and 
tourism area. Pittman, D'Souza and McGuirk 
are employed at the university. 

Memorial Scholarship Establis 

Family and friends of Paul W. Fenton have 
established a psychology scholarship in his 
memory and honor. Fenton died unexpectedly 
January 13, 2002, at the age of 58. Fenton 
taught psychology at UW-Stout for 33 
years. As one of his colleagues, Tom Franklin 
noted, "For 33 years he reminded us of 
the value that the student comes first. 
Thousands of students have been instruct- 
ed, guided and mentored by Paul. They each 
understood the importance of ethics and 
personal responsibility for their work and 

Franklin continued, "Paul ran the 
psychology program. He understood the 
richness of psychology, its history, its 
promise and what students should know in 
their lives. He was a founding father of our 
program. He planted that garden, nourished 

hed In Paul W. Fenton's Honor 

it, and watched it grow to one of 
the largest programs in the 

Fenton served on numerous 
university committees. He was 
a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon 
and a member of the Myrtle 
Werth Hospital Board for 20 Fenton 
years, serving three years as its chairman. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen stated, 
"Paul Fenton was clearly a leader who relished 
his work and was instrumental in creating the 
outstanding program. He will be sorely missed." 

The Paul W. Fenton Psychology 
Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior 
majoring in psychology. Contributions to the 
Fenton Scholarship Fund may be directed to 
the Stout University Foundation, P.O. Box 
790, Menomonie, Wis. 54751. 

Scholarship Established in M 

A longtime friend to the Stout Vocational 
Rehabilitation Institute, Jack Genskow has 
been honored by family and friends who 
have established a scholarship in his 
memory. In 1955, during his first year at 
Yale, Genskow was afflicted with polio. He 
did go back to school and completed his B . S . 
degree with honors in 1961 from UW- 
Milwaukee. He continued his studies at the 
University of Illinois, majoring in rehabili- 
tation counseling, and graduated with a 
Ph.D. in 1967. He served as professor at the 
University of Illinois at Springfield in human 
development and counseling until retire- 

Genskow was the first president of the 
Illinois Rehabilitation Association, and was 
an active member of the Rehabilitation 


emory of Jack Genskow 

Counseling Association and 
Counseling Psychology, 
Division 22 of the American 
Psychological Association. He 
served as co-chair of the UW- 
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation 
Research and Training Center 
for several years. His expertise Genskow 
and vision were invaluable to the center. 

Genskow attributed his success to many 
things. He believed that education was the 
great equalizer, and after having to fight to 
receive his degree, he dedicated the rest of his 
life to the education of others. {Rehabilitation 
Gazette, 1988) 

The Jack Genskow scholarship will be 
awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student 
majoring in rehabilitation. 

Lyle and Darlene Martens Esta 

LyleC.MartensB.S. '57,M.S. '62andDarlene 
Pyatt Martens '56 of Denmark, Wis., have 
established an endowed scholarship to be 
awarded to a student pursuing a degree in 
education. Both Darlene and Lyle have been 
successful educators, and wish to provide 
financial assistance to others who are interested 
in the field of education. 

Darlene taught several years, served as a 
4-H youth project leader, and was co-owner 
of the Yarn Barn, a sewing and yarn shop. 
Most recently, Darlene breeds and shows 
B edlington Terriers . She has produced a number 
of champions, winning the Terrier Specialty in 
1986. She continues to enjoy quilting, sewing, 
crocheting, tatting, knitting and embroidery, in 
addition to spending many hours in the garden. 

Lyle began his teaching career in Mercer, 
Wis., became a high school principal in 
Seymour, Wis. and served as superintendent of 

blish Education Scholarship 

schools for more than 
30 years in Seymour 
and in the Green B ay 
public schools. He 
served as deputy [ 
state superinten- 
dent for four years 
in Madison, Wis. 
Following the 
Madison assign- 
ment, he organized L y |e and Darlene M artens 
and directed the Center for Education and 
Workforce Development at UW-Green Bay. 
Currently, he is a partner in the Educational 
Consulting Services, LTD. 

Lyle received the UW-Stout Distinguished 
Alumni Award in 1997. He currently serves 
on the Stout University Foundation Board 
and is an active member of the Scholarship 

Daniel M. Schedler Memorial Scholarship 

Family and friends have established a 
scholarship in memory of Daniel M. Schedler 
'92 who died in an automobile accident in 
Menomonie in April 1993, a few months 
following his graduation. With the guidance of 
the faculty at UW-Stout and the help of 
classmates, he was able to reach his full potential 
as a student and as a young man prepared to 
begin his career in the hospitality profession. 

This scholarship is dedicated 
to Schedler' s memory and to 
furthering the careers and 
pursuit of life of deserving 
students who possess his 
same attributes and desire to 
excel and enjoy all the world 
has to offer. 


John Stratton Memorial Schol 

Cilia Stratton has established a scholarship 
in memory of her husband John '68, who 
passed away suddenly in June 2001. In 
appreciation of the education John received, 
it was her wish to provide assistance to a 
junior or senior student majoring in packag- 
ing. John had reconnected to his university 
by attending alumni gatherings in Florida. 


He often commented on 
faculty and former friends — 
in particular Marv Kufahl 
and Zeke Smolarek. John 
was extremely proud of his 
Alma Mater and enjoyed the 
successes of the university 
and alumni. 



New Logos Introduced 

We are pleased to present new logos that better reflect our dedication to UW-Stout, and 
ourcommitmentto growth and innovation. Lookforthese logos on future communications 
as we continue our commitment to education. 


A timeless c&mmitmtnt to education 



A link to the past, present and future 

Stout Outlook ♦ 9 



Good news for investors 

Charitable gift annuity min i mum lowered 

byPatti Bender 

Opening the statements we receive from our 
financial companies has been painful during 
the last year. Bank interest rates are low, tech 
stocks and Enron hit rock bottom, and the rest 
of the stock market has been quiet at best. 
We're all looking for a solid investment in a 
tried and true organization. 

How about investing in UW-Stout? 

Your gift to UW-Stout is an investment in the 
future. Gifts from Stout alumni and friends 
provide scholarships, {an investment in 
students) equipment and laboratories, {an 
investment in knowledge) and professorships 
and chairs {an investment in 
faculty?) These are a few of the 
many opportunities that are 
made possible through the 
generosity of Stout supporters. 

Your investment in Stout can 
pay you an income for life. 

A charitable gift annuity with 
the Stout University Foundation 
can provide an income stream of 
up to 12% depending on your 
age. Plus, that income is guaran- 
teed for life, and perhaps for a spouse's life. 

As a bonus, a charitable gift annuity with 
the Stout Founda-tion enables you to make a 
gift to continue Stout' s commitment to quality 
education, obtain a charitable income tax 
deduction that provides important tax savings 
and perhaps reduce your capital gains tax-a 
true win- win opportunity. 

A charitable gift annuity is a contract 
between the donor and the Stout University 




Gift Annuity 

for a 

gift of $10,000*: 



Income/ Yr. 

Tax Ded. 

























* Figures based or 

discount rate of 5.6% 

Deferred Gift A 

inuity for an in 

dividual age 55 

for a gift of $10,000* 


Income/ Yr 

Tax Ded. 

No deferral 




Deferred 5 years 




Deferred 10 years 




Deferred 15 years 




* Figures based on c 

iscount rate of 5.6% 

Foundation. For example, a couple aged 75 and 
74 who make a $10,000 gift receives 7% rate 
of return, which amounts to $700 a year for the 
rest of the donors' lives. In the year the gift is 
made, the donors receive a charitable income 
tax deduction of $3,138.40. 

The "gift" portion of your charitable gift 
annuity can be directed to the program of your 
choice — whether to be used for your favorite 
department, for a scholarship fund, for use in 

the area of greatest need, or some other interest. 

Gift annuity minimum lowered to $10,000. 

To make the benefits of giving available to more 
Stout alumni and friends, the Foundation Board 
of Directors recently lowered the minimum 
gift required to establish a gift annuity to 
$10,000. This is great news for individuals 
who like the idea of making a gift to support 
Stout and the benefits of a gift annuity, but feel 
that the previous minimum of $25,000 is out 
of their reach. 

Deferred gift annuities provide benefits 
for younger investors. 

In the case of charitable gift annuities, being 
older is definitely an advantage! However, 
deferred gift annuities provide an attractive 
option for individuals of any age. Deferred gift 
annuities are a great option for individuals who 
would like to make a gift and receive an imme- 
diate tax deduction, but who can wait for a 
period of years before receiving income from 
the annuity. For example, a 5 5 -year-old who 
is at a peak in his or her salary may wish to 
establish a deferred gift annuity of $100,000, 
but delay taking income payments until age 65 . 
If payments started immediately, the interest 
rate would be 6%. By delaying thosepayments 
until age 65, the interest rate climbs to 1 1 .6%. 
We would be happy to send you a 
personalized financial analysis that will show 
you how a charitable gift annuity can benefit 
both you and UW-Stout. Just return the form 
below, call me toll-free at 866/716-6685, or 
e-mail me at 

Planned Giving Information Request 

Please send me the free brochure: 

□ Estates and Wills □ Personal Financial and Gift Planning Options □ Your Guide to Charitable Gift Annuities 

Please Prepare a personal Illustration of how a charitable gift annuity would benefit me. 

□ $25,000 □ $50,000 □ $100,000 □ Other 

I would like the proposal prepared for: 

□ me only; my birth date is □ another individual and myself; our birth dates are and 

I have already included the Stout University Foundation in my estate plan through: 

□ my will □ a trust arrangement □ an insurance policy □ other __ 


Maiden Name 

City, State, Zip 

Year of Graduation 


**This information is strictly confidential** 
Please return form to: 

Patti Bender, Stout University Foundation 

P.O. Box 790 

Menomonie, Wl 54751 

Two reasons to say 


when an Annual Fund volunteer calls. 



Annual fund gifts 
support scholarships 

which attract the 
best students 
to UW-Stout. 


Annual fund gifts 

maintain UW-Stout's 

margin of excellence 

among higher 

education institutions. 

leaves a legacy 

Mary Crownhart M.S. '74 
recently retired after 1 6 years 
as a Menomonie High School 
counselor. Prior to coming to 
Menomonie, she was princi- 
pal of the Plum City public 
schools, and served 10 years 
as a counselor at the Hudson 
High School. She has worked Crownhart 
her whole life in the field of 
education. Crownhart has held leadership 
positions in professional organizations, 
including Phi Delta Kappa, and continues to be 
active in community organizations. She is a 
member of the campaign drive for the United 
Way of Dunn County, served on the Kinship 
Board of Directors for several years, and is an 
active member of the Menomonie Area 
Chamber of Commerce. She served as president 
of the Chamber in 1998. She also taught drivers 
education, and has been a state registered 
WIAA and ASA athletics official since 1977. 

As a counselor, Crownhart said, she has 
enjoyed "every minute of the work with the 
students. Planning for the future is essential 
for everyone," she said as she prepared to plan 
for her retirement and put her estate plans in 
order. "I want to leave a legacy for those 
students who are interested in guidance as a 

Through her estate plans, Crownhart has 
created a scholarship fund for graduate students 
majoring in guidance and counseling. The 
individuals must also be involved in 
professional and/or other organizations. She 
explained, "Not all of what is important and 
learned comes from the classroom. It's 
important to look beyond the usual curriculum 
and become involved in the organizations which 
add dimension and life experiences to one's 
educational program." 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen noted, 
"The future of UW-Stout continues to be 
dependent on both annual gifts and planned 
gifts as this institution sets the pace in both 
quality and educational pursuits. Mary's gift 
is most welcome, and will provide substantial 
dollars for future scholars." 




Thank you for your support 

of UW-Stout 

through ourannual 


Support from alumni and 

parents truly makes a 

difference on the 

UW-Stout campus. 

10 ♦ Stout Outlook 




Alumni Association News 

Connecting with the past 

As we put this publication together, I have had 
an opportunity to talk and work with those of 
you that have submitted articles. One article 
in particular helps us to remember what is 
really important (see Gerry Kitzhaber 's article, 
page 16). 

Each of us determines how we prioritize 
our time and life and where we place our values . 
More recently, most of us have re-evaluated 
and began taking stock of where we are, where 
we fit and, more importantly, what we do 
about it. 

The Alumni Office has always received a 
number of calls from our graduates trying to 
locate 'old' friends but in the past few months, 
the numbers have increased. People want to 
reconnect with something from the past. 

Maybe we are beginning to realize that 
simple pleasures have more meaning ; and when 
did things seem the simplest for us — during 
our college years. It reminds me of the old 
Rolling Stones song . . ."you can't always get 
what you want, but if you try sometimes you 
might find you get what you need." Maybe 
what we need has always been there — friends 
and family. 

While in college, the friends you make are 
family. I was delighted to read in Gerry's 
article about the calls he received from Stout 
alumni-at one time in his life they were part of 
his family; it is reassuring to see they still are. 

As I travel and meet with alumni, I notice 
more of a sense of connectedness. F ve always 
known our alumni have a feeling of loyalty to 

this university, like 
that of some private 
colleges, and it seems 
to be even more pro- 
nounced during these 
past months. 

As I sit here and 
write this, the sun is 
shining on Lake 
Menomin, the boat- 
ers and skiers are 
taking advantage of 
the sunshine. I ask 
you to take a couple 
minutes to remember 

Directors Message 


the lake; think about the picnics you had at 
Riverside park; the dances and parties you 
attended; remember also the walks across 
campus in sub-zero weather {especially those 
who have relocated to warmer climates); but 
most importantly, remember the friends you 
made while at Stout and appreciate the past as 
well as the present. 

The alumni and foundation offices are here 
to serve you, our students, faculty and staff. 
We invite you to participate in our events 
and/or services in any way that you wish to. 
We invite you to stop by our offices if you are 
on campus, to connect with your past. 

Finally, I would like to thank all our alumni 
who assisted in putting this publication 
together. This is your newsletter and without 
your contributions and stories, it would not be 
as well received. Thank you for your input! 

A challenging year 

Each and every one of us has been challenged 
in this past year. The September 1 1 tragedy 
has had a profound impact on every American 
citizen and our friends around the world. We 
have all experienced the full range of emotions 
over this egregious act. 

If the goal of the terrorists was to weaken 
our country, they failed. We are stronger. If 
their goal was to divide our country, they 
failed. Their actions have united us. If their 
goal was to anger our country, well they 
succeeded and our president has rightly 

Hopefully, each of us, in our own special 
and unique way, can take something positive 
from this. We live in the greatest nation on 
earth, and we hold dear the things that make 
us special. We are free, and nobody is going 
to take that away from us ! 

There is no simple way to segue from a 
topic so disturbing to a topic so positive, but 
I'm going right to it: we won the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award! What an 
incredible achievement this is ! 

This award recognizes that our great 
university is in a constant state of 
improvement. It continues to be on the cutting 
edge in preparing our students for their 
professional careers and it anticipates how 
those jobs are constantly changing and how 
our programs must reflect the needs of the 
changing workforce. 

While much of the success of UW-Stout 
comes from our continuous efforts to grow 

and change, there 
are many things 
that have remained 
constant over the 
many years of 
our existence. As 
President George 
W. Bush stated, 
prior to present- 
ing the award to 
Sorensen, "...this 
annual presen- 
tation is a remin- 
der of things that 

President s Message 

Tom Fonfara 

must never change: the passion for excellence, 
the drive to innovate, the hard work that goes 
with any successful enterprise, the need to be 
open, and the call for integrity. This year's 
Baldrige Award winners have shown these 
qualities, and have taken their place in a 
distinguished line of leaders." 

This remarkable recognition, being the 
very first university afforded this distinction, 
is due in large part to our great Chancellor 
Sorensen. Sorensen is the longest serving 
chancellor in the University of Wisconsin 
System and has built upon the success of the 
previous leaders of our university. Our 
wonderful faculty, staff, students, alumni 
and friends, and supporters of UW-Stout 
also deserve credit for their roles in this 
remarkable accomplishment. 

Hats off to you all ! 

Plan ahead and mark your calendar for these special events 

Reunion for Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Date: Friday, July 26, 2002 - Sunday, July 28, 2002 

Location: Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI 

Contact information: Charollotte Janeczko 

Phone: 309/383-2888 


Block of rooms: call 800/338-5253, request Alpha Sigma Alpha block, release date: June 15, 

2002. There will be a social on Friday and luncheon on Saturday. 

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Conference 2002 

Date: October 17 and 18, 

Location: Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Building 

Contact information: Sherilyn Stalker 


Vet's Club Reunion 

Date: Friday, October 18 

Location: Memorial Student Center, Crystal Ballroom 

Time: 8:00- 10:00 p.m. 

Contact information: Glenn Kroft 


Basketball Shootout in Hawaii 

Date: December 27 - 30, 2002 

Location: Kaimuki High School Gymnasium - Hawaii 

Time: December 27, 8:00 -9:30 p.m. Practice 

December 28, 6:00 p.m. Nebraska Weslyan 

December 29, 6:00 p.m. Illinois Wesleyan 

December 30, 4:00 p.m. U.Mass - Dartmouth 

Make plans to come and cheer Stout on to victory ! More information will follow. 

Chancellor's Honor Scholarship Ball 

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003 

Location: Memorial Student Center, Great Hall 

Contact Information: UW-Stout Alumni Association 

Phone: Z66I1 16-66Z5 (Toll-free) 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, more than $58,000 has been raised for the Honor 

Scholarship Fund in its five-year history. 

Classes of 1945-1965 Reunion 

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003 

Location: Home of Lyle B.S. '57, M.S. '62 and Darlene Pyatt Martens '56 

6504 CTH-R, Denmark, Wis., 54208 

Contact Information: Lyle and Darlene Martens 

E-mail: lcmart@worldnet.att.ent 

Members from the classes of 1945-1965 are encouraged to participate on a committee to assist 

in the planning and implementation of this reunion. For information, contact Lyle and Darlene 


Gathering in Las Vegas 

Date: October 4 and 5, 2003 

Location: Treasure Island at the Mirage 

3300 South Las Vegas Blvd. 

As we cannot send invitations to all alumni, we are asking you to contact the alumni office 

to put your name on a mailing list to receive an invitation. Please call our toll-free number: 

866/716-6685. More information will be included on our web page and in future publications. 

For a complete listing of upcoming events see page 23. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 11 



Alumni Gatherings 

38th annual meeting 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Connections made long ago at Stout continue with friends who have met yearly for the past 38 years, (l-r) Leona 
Hilgendorf Lund (attended one year); Sam Lund; Jean Schwertel Wielgus B.S. '57, M.S. '59; BobTennessen 
B.S.'56, M .S. '60; Sue Hrycki Tennessen '58; Helen Froelich Peterson '58 and Bill Peterson '57. 

Friends gather in Chicago 

Sorority sisters gatherforsecond time inthirty years. Front row: (l-r) Dodie Hill Trinl '71, Linda HardyBeier'68, 
Sue Lindeman Stauffer '68, J ane LeMahieu Klima '67, M ary Ross-Dennison '70, M iddle row: (l-r) M aryj ane Orth- 
Fennig'71, DianeJobstM organ '70,JoannieSeverson Moore '70, Kitty Daniel '69, Back row: (l-r) Linda Knutson 
Peterson '70, Nancy Koren Erickson '69, and Dawn Watson Boehmer '70. 

Labor Day tradition 

Stout friends meet in Chicago for a weekend of reminiscing Front row: (l-r) Cynthis Olson Mattern '82, J ane Hall 
Hinrichsen '82, M ary Ann Salvi Visoy '80 Back row: (l-r) Carla KahleVauk '82, Sharon FlemmingTarble '84 M issing 
from photo was Carolyn FleishackerLundeen '83. 

Meeting in St. Pau 

(l-r) M ichael Litteken '68 (Deerfield, Illinois); Donald Sponholtz'70 (Racine);J erry Price B.S. '69, M .S. '72 (Fort 
Atkinson), Earl Duckwall '71 (Muskego) and (kneeling) Richard Felts '70 (Shawano). 

A small group of Stout alumni have been meeting at Browns Lake, Burlington, Wis. on Labor Day 
weekend since 1969. all are members of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. The number of attendees 
at this annual 'meeting' has varied over the years as well as the agenda. The automobile is a 1 97 1 
Pontiac Lemans, owned and restored by Jerry Price. Car formerly owned by Jerry's mother, 
Naomi Price who worked in the Stout Administration Building. 

Recent graduates met in St. Paul to reminisce about their college days :( l-r) Nicole Anderson '97 (Roseville, Minn.), 
Stephanie Pecor Stendal '97 (St. Paul, Minn.), Dana Breider Steiner '96 (Appleton, Wis.) and Ann Ross '97 

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Stout Families 


Rudesill Family 

Oakeson Family 


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(l-r) David Rudesill '84; Wayne Rudesill '51; Mark Rudesill '81; Randy Rudesill '81 

Wayne, who returned to campus to join his fellow classmates for their Golden Reunion reflected 
on the wonderful changes that have taken place within the university. He is very proud of the 
education he and his sons received. 

David is employed as a packaging engineer with Trane Company in LaCrosse, Wis. Prior to 
retirement, Wayne was the manager/part owner of a lumberyard in River Falls; Mark is owner 
of Rudesill Builders Inc., River Falls and Randy {his wife is Judy McGlaun '81) is the president 
of Youngblood Lumber Company in Minneapolis. 

(l-r) M arie Strodthoff Oakeson '56; Kathy Oakeson Pokorny '83; J ohn Oakeson '56 

Marie and John are enjoying retirement and spending time with grandchildren. After her 
graduation from Stout, Marie taught high school prior to raising her family. She returned to the 
profession on a part time basis, teaching evening classes through the tech college. John began 
as a teacher, became a principal, moved into the superintendent position and ended his 
professional career as a CESA consultant for Department of Public Instruction. Kathy and her 
family reside in Merrillan, Wis. and is busy raising a family and teaching as a substitute when 

Lee Family 

Wolf Family 

l-r) Nathan '97; Sheldon '98; Howard B.S. '68, M.S. '69; Charlotte B.S. '68, M.S. '69; Jonathan '01 

An entire family of Stout graduates. Howard and Charlotte met in the sixties while pursuing 
degrees. Both completed their undergraduate degrees in 1968 at Stout State University; Howard 
in industrial education and Charlotte in family and consumer sciences. One year later, both had 
completed their master's degrees in industrial education and home economics respectively. 
Charlotte teaches secondary education for the White Bear School District, and Howard now 
serves the university as executive director of Stout Solutions. 

Twenty-nine years later, the first of their three sons completed his education at UW-Stout. 
Nathan, who graduated in 1997 in manufacturing engineering, now lives in Golden Valley and 
is a research and development engineer at Intra Therapeutics Inc. Sheldon completed his studies 
in 1998 in applied mathematics and is an instructor in the math department at Winona State 
University. The youngest of their three children, Jonathan, graduated in 2001 with a degree in 
industrial technology and is employed as an industrial engineer, field operations, for Boeing 
Company in Everett, Wash. 

Front(l-r) CarolynWolf Mais '85; Kayla Wolf, freshman; Rosemary Wofl Bauer'83;JaniceGlinesWolf '72; David 
Wolf '72 Back (l-r) Steven Mais '85, Kenneth Bauer'83 

Carolyn, Rosemary and David are siblings. Each of them met their spouse while attending Stout. 
Kayla, daughter of David and Janice Glines Wolf is a freshman in the early childhood program. 
Carolyn works with persons with disabilities as a program supervisor and Steven is a loan officer 
for Pioneer B ank in Marshfield. Rosemary works with Weight Watchers Program as a leader, her 
husband Ken is employed by Rockwell-Collins as a Systems Engineer. Janice is employed with 
a bank in Durand and Davis is a technology teacher in Plum City. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 13 



Alumni in the News 

Overcoming time and distance 

Four "generations" of Stout graduates recently 
overcame time and distance to create a new 
patient food service program for the Myrtle 
Werth Hospital in Menomonie. A short time 
ago, a 197 1 graduate of the then hospitality and 
tourism management program, was working in 
his Nashville, Tenn. office when he received a 
phone call. Glenn Richard Schirg '71, a vice 
president with Romano Gatland, one of the 
largest food consultancies in the United States, 
found himself discussing the development of a 
room service meal program for patients in a 
small hospital. 

The caller, Kari Alexander Flom, a 1993 
graduate in psychology who is currently 
enrolled in the master' s program in food and 
nutritional sciences atUW-Stout, was hesitant 
to mention where she was calling from and the 
name of the hospital, as she was sure that the 
consultant would have no concept of where she 
was and what type of hospital was involved. 
Besides, the budget to create this new program, 
even if it was feasible, was very tight, and the 
consultant's fees would surely prove too 
expensive. The consultant insisted however, 
and soon learned that the city was Menomonie, 
Wis., and the hospital was the successor to the 

one where he spent many hours in his field 
experience program 30 years before — the 
Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System. 
Schirg was the first student from Stout to 
obtain field experience from the hospital. The 
hospital's food and nutrition service 
department has continued to provide an 
opportunity for students to gain real time 
experience and earn some income since that 
time, a marvelous support for Stout. 

The coincidence didn't stop there for this 
consultant. Maggie Flanagan White a 1967 
grad in dietetics is the current department head 
and was his supervisor those many years ago. 
She is ably supported by Mary LorenzMarotz 
a 1973 grad in dietetics. The four graduates 
soon embarked on a project to design and 
implement a comprehensive room service 
program for the Myrtle Werth patients. The 
concept development and programming 
required five months of work and meetings, 
including some site visits by the project team 
to existing hospital room service programs. 
New equipment for the department was 
ordered, along with a new layout for the kitchen 
workspaces. A new menu was written, recipes 
were developed, new foods were tested and 

l-r) Maggie Flanagan White, MaryLorenzMarotz, Kari 
Flom and Glenn Schirg 

Stout graduates are special 

people who bring an extra 

measure of caring and 

sharing to their careers 

policies and procedures were written, all with 
the startup target of Jan. 30, 2002. The program 
is expected to bring the most advanced food 
service in healthcare to the patients of the 
Myrtle Werth Hospital. 

The story of time and distance being 
overcome to create a remarkable project team 

continues as new UW-Stout hotel, restaurant 
and tourism management program students 
are being introduced to the complexities of 
healthcare food service. White, Marotz and 
Flom have enlisted the help of Professor 
Phillip McGuirk's current Food Production 
Class in developing signature entrees and foods 
for the hospital room service menu. Perhaps a 
new tradition is being born from this effort, but 
one thing remains certain, Stout graduates are 
special people who bring an extra measure of 
caring and sharing to their careers. 

As for the consultant, the trip back to 
Menomonie for the first proj ect team meeting, 
his first visit since his 1971 graduation, has 
started a wonderful chain of events. He has 
connected with old classmates, attended the 
first Homecoming game in the new stadium 
{he knew the Blue Devils were going to come 
back and win that game) and is now active with 
the Stout University Foundation and the 
Alumni Association. 

Glenn was so impressed with the dedication 
and commitment of the faculty and the program 
itself, that he enrolled in the online global 
hospitality management degree program. 

Continued contact with Stout grads 

Bob Ekman '82 grew up in Park Ridge, 111., a 
northwest suburb of Chicago. Ekman made the 
decision to attend UW-Stout rather than 
Michigan State based on the hotel and 
restaurant management program and the 
community of Menomonie, Wis. 

Ekman was active in several extracurricular 
activities at UW-Stout including the Hotel 
Sales and Marketing Association and the 
American Advertising Association. He was 
one of the driving forces behind the now 
famous "Dirt Cheap Auction" at UW-Stout. 

Upon graduation, he joined Marriott 
Corporation as a sales and marketing trainee in 
Bloomington, Minn. From there he moved up 
the ranks and was transferred to various places 
such as the Ozarks, Tan-Tar- A Resort and 
Maui, Hawaii. In 1989, he was again trans- 
ferred and promoted to the position of 
director of marketing at the Minneapolis 
Marriott City Centre. 

Ekman had a dream of starting his own 
hotel management and acquisitions company 
and in late 1989 that dream was fulfilled. Along 
with a friend, The Bricton Group of Chicago 
was formed. While Ekman was president, the 
company saw significant growth. Interested in 
new challenges, Ekman left Bricton and joined 
forces with Leeland Distributors as general 
manager and vice president of marketing. 
During his tenure with Leeland, revenue 
increased approximately $7 million. But he 
still had a yearning to get back into the hotel 

In 1996, he did just that. "It gets in your 
blood and there is nothing you can do about it." 
states Ekman. When an opportunity to join 
with Holiday Inn Worldwide as regional 
director of Franchise Sales and Development 
came up, he took it. "This was an area of 
significant interest for many years," says 
Ekman. "One has the opportunity to assist others 
with their dreams and earn a decent income." 

After six years, the company is now called 
Six Continents Hotels and Ekman is vice 
president of Franchise Sales and Development. 
"Numerous opportunities for development still 
exist today, and Six Continents has the power 
and financial backing to make things happen. 
This company is poised for continued growth 
and success." 

Ekman has always felt that his success dates 
back to his days at UW-Stout. "I continue to 
interact with Stout grads and have since 1982," 
he says. 

He has kept friendships, including Rick ' 80 
and Sue ' 8 1 Roman, who are part owners of The 
Signature Room in the Hancock building in 
downtown Chicago and a successful The 
Signature Room banquet facility in Woodridge, 
111. He says "Rick and Sue are good friends and 
people to emulate. They are successful and 
always keep a positive outlook on life." 

On an ongoing basis in his current capacity, 
he works with several Stout graduates including 
Craig Stark '73, president of Great Lakes 
Hospitality out of Madison, Wis. This group 
owns and operates numerous hotels including 
Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells. 
"Craig is the consummate professional," states 
Ekman. Brian Brandstetter '83 is president of 
Cornerstone Hospitality, also out of Madison. 
"Brian is a solid developer/operator of hotels. 
He and other partners own and manage Holiday 
Inn Express hotels in Fort Atkinson, Wis. and 
DeForest, Wis. Having roots back to Stout 
seems to enter into many conversations with 
Brian," says Ekman. Another Ekman contact 
includes Rolf Tweeten ' 8 1 who develops hotels 
throughout the Midwest. He is a principal with 
Peterson-Tweeten Development out of the 
Chicago area. 

One of his competitors in the hotel franchise 
business is Richard Sprecher '80, a regional 
director of Franchise Sales Choice Hotels, 

"It gets in 

your blood 

and there is 

nothing you 

can do 

about it." 


A short time ago, he ran into Chuck Harper 
' 8 1 ( CB; former bartender at The Spot). Harper 
recently joined the St. Louis Convention and 
Visitors Commission as vice president of 
Convention and Trade Show Sales. 

Ekman states, "I continue to run into UW- 
Stout grads in many walks of life. When I think 
about the four years I spent in Menomonie, the 
friendships and acquaintances have become a 
significant part of my life. I am still good 
friends with Bill Way ' 8 1 from the hospitality 
and tourism department. Bill was my 
Hospitality Finance instructor and yes, a good 
friend." he continues, "I had the opportunity 
to work with Steve VandeBerg '75, owner of 
the Best Western in Menomonie, and his 
family to assist with the franchise development 
of what will be the new Holiday Inn Express 
in Menomonie. He was my very first instructor 
at Stout in Hospitality 101." 

There is no question that Ekman feels that 
UW-Stout is a terrific university. "Menomonie 
is a nice town, and Stout insists upon developing 
a solid work ethic for its students. That has 
made the difference for me," says Ekman. 

Ekman is married to Karen Collins Ekman, 
also of Park Ridge, 111. They live in Glen Ellyn, 
111., and look forward to the college days of 
their three children, Kelly, 15; Brad, 12; and 
Kyle, 11. 

Mustards Grill 
wins award 


Cindy Pawlcyn '77 was 
delighted to be featured in 
the May 6, 2002 issue of 
People Magazine, but even 
more exciting was the 
additional recognition she 
received when her Mustards 
Grill Napa Valley Cookbook 
won the James Beard Award Pawlcyn 
for best Americana. 

James Beard is recognized as the father of 
American gastronomy. Throughout his life, he 
advocated the highest standards and served as 
a mentor to emerging talents in the field of the 
culinary arts. Today the James Beard 
Foundation hosts what is often called "the 
Oscars of the food world." It is billed as the 
industry ' s biggest party and is part of a fortnight 
of activities that celebrate fine cuisine. The 
awards honor {among others) the finest chefs, 
restaurants and cookbook authors in the 

After her graduation from UW-Stout, 
Pawlcyn studied at Paris' s famed Le Cordon 
Bleu cooking school for a few months before 
taking ajob as a sous-chef at a bistro in Chicago. 
Relocating to Napa Valley in 1980, she began 
planning for a new style of restaurant for the 
area. Three years later, Mustards Grill opened. 
It was, and continues to be, a favorite for 
tourists as well as local residents. 

Pawlcyn currently has two restaurants in 
Napa Valley — the Mustards Grill and the 
Miramonte. She plans to open Cindy's Diner 
{also in Napa Valley) this summer, specializing 
in down-home cooking. 

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Wind chimes 

make beautiful music 

If you have wind 
chimes in your home, 
you may want to 
check the maker. If the 
brand is Whispering 
Winds, they are made 
in Anacortes, Wash., 
by one of your fellow 

When Lynn 

Christofersen '78 
graduated with a christofersen 
degree in vocational 

rehabilitation, making wind chimes was not in 
her plans. After graduation, Christofersen 
joined Stout friends Sharon Duffy Warner '77 
and Sharon Kroes ' 75 in Anacortes and fell in 
love with the area. She knew this is where she 
would make her home. 

Using her degree, Christofersen worked in 
both the public and private sectors of 
rehabilitation. Her first position was with 
"Get There Social Services" and involved job 
placement and coaching for developmentally 
disabled adults who had recently been released 
from state institutions to a group home. 

Christofersen left the field to join her 
husband in managing his musical instrument 
repair and luthier business. That business 
evolved into a specialty sawmill, cutting figured 
musical instrument wood for Stuart MacDonald 
mandolins, Paul Reed Smith guitars and Gibson 
guitars. A decline in raw material resources led 
to a decision to change their business focus, 
leading Christofersen and her husband to start 
a business making wooden kaleidoscopes. It 
wasn' t long before they were using their design 
talents for a neighbor and friend who was 
making wind chimes. Their collaboration 
ultimately led to the formation of Whispering 

With the musical talent of her husband, the 
experiences they had obtained in the production 
of kaleidoscopes and the expertise of their 
neighbor, they pooled their talents to develop 
beautiful and melodic chimes. 

Eight years ago, they started with a 30-foot 
by 40-foot shop, one paid employee and three 
of their parents, who volunteered their labor 
for the first year. Within a very short time they 
had three trailers, two porta-potties and 35 
employees. Today they have a 23,000 square- 
foot building, nearly 100 employees, their 
products displayed in 16,000 retail stores 
throughout the United States, and five sizes of 

Now, Whispering Winds is a work site 
where any of us would appreciate the idea of 
going to work. It is located on Fidalgo Island, 
looking across Fidalgo B ay, with Mount B aker 
to the east. To the west you will find Rosario 
Strait and the beginning of the San Juan Islands. 

The beautiful chimes are made of pewter, 
with each one individually molded — an 
extremely labor intensive process. Walking 
through the plant and visiting with employees, 
you can feel the family atmosphere. It is one 
where everyone takes great pride in their job. 

To continue with new ideas and maintain 
their creativity, an interdisciplinary design 
team has been formed. One of their most recent 
designs was a memorial for Sept. 11, with all 
proceeds going to the New York State World 
Trade Center Relief Fund. Another product 
being considered was a personal pin for 
decorative bulletin boards, giving offices a 
sense of individuality. 

Reflecting on the progress that Stout has 
made, Christofersen commented that, "we use 
all of what Stout represents, from molding, 
production to packaging." Keeping this in 
mind, the idea of a Bowman Hall bell tower 
chime might also be a possibility. 

Christofersen stated she loves the Anacorte 
area as it offers everything she enjoys: camping, 
hiking, skiing and biking. Living on an island 
gives you a sense of community, she said. 

For additional information on Christofersen 
and her business, visit the web site at http:/ / 

Cabot runs a unique race 

On October 7, 2001, Scott R. 

Cabot, B.S. '78, M.S. '79 

intentionally was the last 

runner to cross the starting 

line of the Chicago marathon. 

He watched as 32,000 

runners, the equivalent of the 

population of Manitowoc, 

Wis., started the 26.2-mile Cabot 

trek through Chicago' s neighborhoods in front 

of him. Why on earth did Scott want to start in 

last place? 

Throughout his life, Scott has lost a number 
of loved ones to cancer, including both his 
parents. He lined up behind the entire starting 
field to symbolically illustrate how many 
women feel when they learn they're facing the 
biggest fight of their life — breast cancer-tough 
odds-a long battle-fighting the temptation to 
give up. 

Cabot started in last place to raise money for 
Bosom Buddies, a not-for-profit organization 
based in Chicago that was founded by two 

breast cancer survivors. Bosom Buddies is 
dedicated to helping alleviate some of the fear 
and anxiety in women who are diagnosed with 
breast cancer. The organization produces and 
distributes educational and informative videos 
to help women after their diagnosis. 

As the race progressed, Cabot passed 1 2,348 
of the finishers and raised more than $5,500 in 
the process. His finishing time of 4:20:24 was, 
as he put it, "not bad for a middle-aged guy with 
bad knees." 

"I wanted to do something to support the 
meaningful work of this organization and raise 
awareness for an important woman's health 
issue," Cabot said. Doing good works runs in 
the family. The Arthur R. Cabot Executive 
Residency was established by his mother in 
1 983 to bring business leaders to the UW-Stout 
campus for lectures and faculty development. 
If you would like to learn more about the Bosom 
Buddies organization, you can visit them on 
theWebathttp:/ / 

Alumni Testimonials 

What Stout Did For A4i 

I always knew I' d go to college, because having an education behind me was the 
only way I could see being able to support myself. But when the time came to 
decide "What am I going to do with my life?" I was a bit stumped, as most are. 
It wasn't long before I looked at my collective life's experiences to see what 
stood out as enjoyable. I remembered how much fun I'd had a few years prior, 


helping my parents redecorate the living room from carpet to walls. So that | 

would be a cool job! And so somehow, by fluke or by fate, I chose to pursue 

an education in interior design at UW-Stout. Steenberg 

I remember choosing Stout because the degree was an art and design-based 
program, with lots of hands on studio classes. Even though I had never taken an art class in 
high school, I figured this would be an important distinction in my education. I enjoyed my 
time at Stout so much! The little town of Menomonie provided a great environment for my 
education. I was totally engrossed in the challenging classes while I was at school. Yet, I could 
get away and go home to the Twin Cities nearly every weekend, where my family and job 
remained. My instructors were, unbeknownst to me at the time, teaching me invaluable lessons 
each day, giving me the tools to draw from in my future career. Staying up half the night, 
finalizing the assignment that was due the next day, was an excellent indicator of what working 
in this field would be like. You couldn' t fake doing a proj ect to turn in and likewise, I now cannot 
fake a furniture plan specifically tailored to a client's building, budget and needs. 

After graduation, I pleaded my way into my first interior design job in Minneapolis. That 
job gave me more experience than I realized at the time, exposing me to all the different aspects 
of the discipline. Now I have been employed in the industry, primarily commercial design, for 
around eight years. {And can I say here that I love it?) I moved to California almost five years 
ago, for fun, sun and to see what a winter was like without once thinking, "Is my car going to 
start this morning?" I often think of how fortunate I was to make the decision to go to Stout 
and learn all those great art and design fundamentals. These are the tools I use everyday in so 
many different ways. And so, as I sit here on the deck of my new condo on a gloriously sunny 
March afternoon, I think, "This is what my Stout education has done for me!" 

Dawn Steenberg '93 

When I enrolled at Stout State in the fall of 1966, 1 was a confused young man 

that wasn' t sure what to do with my life. I had studied engineering for two years 

at another college and now at Stout, I was an Industrial Technology major. I 

enjoyed my classes in computer programming, mathematics, and industrial 

facilities planning, but there was something missing in my life. The second 

semester, and I don't remember why, I signed up for Photography 101 and a 

film history class, decisions that would change my life forever. I also started 

playing guitar and by the next semester I was an art student. Four years later Clavin 

I graduated Stout with a B.S. in Art. Even though I was finding my path as an 

artist and musician, I still loved technology. During my last semester at Stout I took a class 

in television production only to be disappointed that the art department didn't see it as an 

art class. My class project was a TV production called "Art is the Process" where I strung 

a long string around the studio while discussing art philosophy. 

The next five years I spent in Madison working in a cheese factory while studying jazz 
guitar and the mathematics of composing music. In 1 976 1 moved to San Francisco and attended 
a recording arts trade school. With my Stout education in art and technology, I did very well 
at that school and a year later I landed a job in Hollywood, Calif, working for a company that 
designed and installed recording studios. I realized then that Hollywood, a place where they 
measure the neighborhoods with the number of recording studios per square mile, was where 
art and technology really came together. 

One thing that any college education teaches is that it is possible to learn new things and 
how to go about doing that. Over the years I have taken many extension classes at UCLA 
studying everything from computer programming to screenplay analysis and it finally paid 
off. In 1991 1 was asked to join the postproduction engineering staff at Universal Studios in 
Hollywood. A large motion picture studio is really just a big factory and although I work around 
movie and television stars everyday, what I do there goes back to my Stout education of 
industrial technology combined with an artistic vision." 

John Clavin 70 

When my future husband and I entered Stout in 1 956, there were approximately 
600 students. There was an intimacy with faculty and classmates that would 
not have been possible in a larger population. A sense of family and community 
existed in the classroom, in our organizations, as well as on the dance floor. 
In contemplating the many attributes that were enriched during my 
experiences at Stout, that of racial tolerance seems especially significant since 
9-11. Like many Stout students at the time, I came from a small community 
with a farm background, relatively insulated from the outside world. The very M c Donald 
nature of Stout's offerings attracted students from foreign countries. There 
were many Hawaiians, even before Hawaii became a State in 1959, as well as Africa and 
Ethiopia, that were financed by their countries to carry back the technology education for the 
betterment of their people. We all had similar goals — not only to become educated to enrich 
our personal lives, but to share our talents with our larger community. For these experiences, 
today I am grateful." 

Nancy Feuerstein McDonald B.S. '60, M.S. '81 

Stout Outlook ♦ 15 



A survivor's story 

Kitzhaber recounts the attack on the Pentagon 

byGerryKitzhaberB.S. '87, M. 5 .'89 

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning, starting 
out like any other workday in a routine 
manner. I caught the 5 :25 a.m. bus, arriving at 
the office at 6:20 a.m. in time for a workout 
and run. I made it to the office just after 8 a.m., 
with a fresh cup of coffee, and was ready to 
start the day. I read through a few e-mail 
messages and went over my work schedule 
for the day. Nothing indicated that this would 
be anything but a normal day. What happened 
next significantly changed my life, our nation 
and the world. 

The first reports were incredulous and 
incomprehensible. An airplane had crashed 
into the World Trade Center in New York! 
This shock was further exacerbated by another 
plane crashing into the other tower before our 
very eyes! My colleagues and I were in 
disbelief. How could this happen? Who could 
be responsible for such an atrocity? The 
names of likely perpetrators were briefly 
discussed. The name of the ultimate suspect 
was the first on our list. 

In the midst of this discussion, I took a 
phone call from my wife. She had called to 
wish me a happy birthday, unaware of the 
recent events. I updated her on what had 
happened in New York. Instinctively she 
expressed concern for my safety. I confidently 
responded that I should be all right; after all, 
this is the Pentagon. Oblivious to the fact that 
Flight 77, hijacked by political extremists and 
loaded with 64 crew and passengers, was on 
a crash course for the Pentagon, I assured my 
wife I would be okay and said goodbye. Just 
as I turned to stand up from my chair, a 
horrendous explosion and devastating shock 
wave ripped through the building, nearly 

knocking me off my feet. The plane had struck 
the Pentagon, penetrating through the E, D 
and C Rings, stopping directly beneath my 
office. The wall and windows next to my desk 
shuddered violently as an incredible rush of air 
escaped upward between the B and C Rings, 
pelting the windows and exterior walls with 
rocks and debris just inches away from me. 

An eerie silence momentarily enveloped 
the office and was abruptly interrupted by my 
directive, "Let' s get the hell out of here !" Our 
office evacuated quickly to the Pentagon Center 
Courtyard and immediately we began to 
account for our colleagues. Fearing the 
potential of a second suicide plane, I 
attempted to exit through the 8th Corridor 
toward the north parking lot. I was met at the 
door by a large number of people running 
toward the center courtyard. This seemed to 
defy logic. I could only imagine that someone 
with a machine gun was at the exit! We 
retreated back into the center courtyard and 
evacuated to the south parking lot to what we 
thought would be a safe location. Just as we 
exited the building and entered the south 
parking lot, our greatest fears were realized. 
The security personnel announced that 
another hijacked plane was heading in our 
direction. Fortunately for us all, a few 
passengers, demonstrating exceptional bravery 
in the face of what must have been mind- 
numbing terror, commandeered the plane and 
it never arrived in Washington, D.C. 

We quickly moved away from the building, 
only to watch in horror as the building burned 
and rescue personnel evacuated the dead and 
injured. We then moved across Interstate 395 
to the front of the Pentagon City Mall. Shortly 

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"Shortly after 

we arrived, 

an Air Force 

fighter jet 

flew fast and 

low over the 



after we arrived, an Air Force fighter j et flew fast 
and low over the Pentagon. This brought cheers 
from everyone in the area. It was also the first 
time since the attack that I felt some sense of 
safety and security. During this flurry of activity, 
I vividly recall a sincere desire to contact my 
wife and family to let them know I was all right. 
My most fervent desire was to be reunited with 
my family. I had grave misgivings of leaving the 
area knowing that some families would never 
again see their loved ones . I received a ride from 
a friend and arrived home to the loving arms of 
my wife and family. 

The events of Sept. 1 1 remain vividly etched 
in my mind — the fire, smoke, relentless wail of 
emergency sirens and the look of terror on the 
faces of people as they exited the building. It 
seems as if it happened yesterday. I still recall 
two co-workers who had evacuated the building 
and found sanctuary on a small grassy area near 
the Pentagon City Mall. As they sat there 
together catching their breath, I could see the 
adrenaline begin to diminish from their faces, 
only to be replaced by shock and horror as they 
reflected on their close encounter with death. 

Their trembling embrace erupted into an 
uncontrollable flood of emotion that was 
commonplace among survivors. 

Back when I enlisted into the Wisconsin 
Army National Guard it was implicit and 
understood that in the event of a national 
emergency I would be mobilized and deployed 
into combat anywhere in the world at anytime. 
I accepted this without hesitation, never 
envisioning that the combat zone would come 

My family has coped well with the terrorist 
attacks and their aftermath. Recently, however, 
my daughter expressed grave concern for my 
safety as I left on abusiness trip. The connection 
of flying in an airplane and disaster were 
inseparable in her mind. We were able to work 
through the trip, with the aid of a candy treat 
and gift, so that relieved her anxiety. The 
Pentagon staff provided grief counselors and 
clergy to anyone in need. The greatest relief for 
me came from phone calls and e-mail messages 
of friends and relatives. A great number of these 
messages came from UW-Stout alumni. Relating 
my experiences to friends and colleagues 
provided the greatest degree of relief, comfort 
and closure. Our country is now united with 
great pride in the resolve that this event will not 
shake our foundation, and our citizens are 
committed to the necessary course that will 
eliminate future acts of terrorism. It is truly an 
honor to work in support of the defense of our 
great nation that serves as a beacon of light to 
the world. This shining light, as seen in the eyes 
of our citizens, casts a beam that symbolizes 
the strength of freedom the world will follow. 

Ballpark boss 

As president of business operations for the Astros, Pam Gardner, 

Editor's Note: The following is excerpted by permission from The 
Houston Chronicle's Sept. 23, 2001 storybyClaudia Feldman. 

Just a few days into the search for a new 
president of business operations, Astros own- 
er Drayton McLane wadded up his list of job 

"Let' s call Pam," he said to Bob McClaren, 
who is leaving the position at the end of the 
season to go into business for himself. "She's 
better than all 12 of these guys." 

He meant Pam Gardner, a longtime Astros 
employee. Like McClaren, she has a gentle 
way with people, lofty standards and a work 
ethic that won't quit. Problem was, she had 
recently left the ballclub. For business and 
family reasons, Gardner' s husband wanted to 
move to the East Coast, and she endorsed the 
idea and packed her bags. McLane picked up 
the phone, hoping she was homesick. She 
was. ... 

Today, Gardner is not only back in the 
Astros' fold and predicting the team will make 
it to the World Series - she' s one of the highest- 
ranking women executives in professional 

McLane says he wasn't trying to make a 
political statement when he sealed the deal 
with Gardner. "I promoted her because she 
was the best person we could find... ." 

Gardner says she 
didn't think a whole 
lot about gender issues 
when she took the j ob, 
either. "I feel privi- 
leged that Drayton 
gave me the opportun- 
ity. But whether I'm a 
woman or a man, I still 
have to get the job 

Simply, she's in Gardner 
charge of everything in 

the Astros organization off the field. What 
happens on the field falls under the jurisdiction 
of baseball guru Tal Smith. 

Often Gardner and Smith, president of 
baseball operations, talk and swap ideas. She ... 
knows she doesn't have a marketable product 
if there is not success and derring-do on the 
field, and he knows he can't pay even the bat 
boys if there aren't talented managers on the 
business side. 

She helped McLane and McClaren plan 
Enron Field, watched it go up, and now patrols 
the stadium as if it were her own home. ... 

Gardner, 44, is tall and svelte. She's a 
runner, and she says the thought that keeps her 

78 is one of the highest-ranki 

running is her favorite baseball dinner-peanuts 
and ice cream. 

Living life at the ballpark comes naturally. 
Gardner's family-parents and four brothers 
and sisters in Wisconsin-adored sports. 
Growing up, there were plenty of family rules, 
but one was that all children were to be on deck 
to watch the Green Bay Packers play football 
on Sunday afternoons. 

The rest of the week the children were 
involved in a variety of sports, and Gardner's 
specialties were tennis and track. She was also 
an excellent student. "I thought I wanted to go 
into social work," she says. "But I was 1 8 years 
old. What did I know?" She made a slight 
adjustment, attending the Stout branch of the 
University of Wisconsin... . Gardner figured 
that would be her life's work, but when she 
graduated from college in 1978, she decided to 
earn a law degree first. That meant she'd have 
to work for a few years so she could earn the 
money for tuition. 

Gardner moved to Chicago and took an 
entry-level job at a small public relations firm 
that specialized in entertainment. She started 
in office services, then jumped from department 
to department, filling in and moving up as 
employees left for other opportunities. 

ng women executives in sports. 

"It was one of those right- time, right-place 
kinds of things," Gardner says. "My boss was 
wonderful. She had a philosophy - never say 
the word no. There' s always a way to figure out 
how to do it. The other thing she taught me — 
you don't have to know how to do something, 
but you do have to know how to get it done." 

By the time Gardner left in 1989 to move 
to Houston, she was vice president of the 
company's entertainment division. 

David Anderson, her husband-to-be, was 
the reason she found herself job-hunting in 
Houston. He left Chicago because of work 
opportunities here, and she landed a job with 
the Astros... . 

"It was another of those right-time, right- 
place kinds of things. The communications 
director had just left, and I got the job." ... 

Gardner continued to rise in the ranks. By 
the time she left last January, she was vice 
president of sales and marketing. ... 

"Do you know the commissioner of 
baseball (Bud Selig) wanted to hire Pam to 
work at head-quarters? Right after she took the 
job, I (McLane) called him. 'You're too slow,' 
I said. T got her back.' 

16 ♦ Stout Outlook 




Pitterle passes the torch 


On Jan. 5, Dan Pitterle 
'80 carried the torch 
in the 2002 Winter 
Olympic Torch Relay, 
which went through 
all but four states in 
the country. In Wis- 
consin, the torch was 
carried through the 
southeastern portion 
of the state. Pitterle 
carried it at noon on a 
rural highway in 
Kenosha, Wis. Here is what he had to say 
about the experience. 

"Wow ! Carrying the torch and passing on 
the Olympic flame was an exhilarating 
experience. What an honor to be able to 
represent our great country, the United States 
of America. What an absolutely thrilling feeling 
to play a part in this international Olympic 

"Let me answer some of the frequently 
asked questions: I was nominated by my 
godmother, Ann, who with all her military 
experience wrote a succinct yet compelling 
plea for the Torch Relay Committee to select 
me as a torchbearer . My nomination form was 
sponsored by Chevrolet. Every torchbearer 
received and keeps their own uniform. The 

uniform was provided by the U.S. Olympic 
Organizing Committee. The uniform consists 
of the Windbreakertop and pants, along sleeve 
T-shirt, gloves and hat. The instructions were 
very clear about not wearing anything but the 
uniform, even to the point of recommending 
light colored underwear. 

The torch was an optional purchase for 
each bearer. It contained a fuel cartridge that 
was removed by the Torch Relay staff. You 
cannot light it again. 

The length of everyone's segment of the 
Torch Relay is .2 of a mile or about 350 yards. 
I intended to jog much slower than I actually 
did. I now realize how caught up I was in the 
moment, and I ran with my torch. I know that 
there is photographic evidence that my feet 
touched the ground during my .2 -mile Torch 
Relay segment, and yet I can tell you that it felt 
like I was floating down that Kenosha Highway ! 

It was very exciting to see the 1980 Olympic 
hockey team be the final torchbearers. Viewing 
the opening ceremony and being a part of this 
Torch Relay has helped me to appreciate "The 
Olympic Spirit" and the importance of the 
"fire within" each and everyone of us. I know 
that I have been truly blessed to have had this 
opportunity and lifetime experience. 

Torch Man Dan's web page: http:// users/ torchmandan 


Weber plagued with design curse 

Since graduation, I have worked for KI, the 
furniture maker in Green Bay, Wis., then 
joined William Stumpf + Associates, an 
industrial design consultancy in Minneapolis. 
I married Judy Kilian, a 1987 UW-Stout 
graduate, who spends her days nurturing our 
two children, Natalie, two, and Nicholas, 
three, and managing the household and 
exploring her personal interests. 

In 1 999, William Stumpf and I formed the 
partnership Stumpf, Weber + Associates 
(SWA) in Minneapolis, which builds upon the 
design philosophy, principles and values that 
Stumpf has established over the last 30 years. 

SWA is retained by the Michigan furniture 
maker Herman Miller Inc. We develop furniture 
products primarily for the contract (office) 
furniture market. Products accredited to SWA, 
are the Aeron Chair, renowned for its tech- 
nical innovation, high performance/comfort, 
unique architecture and commercial success, 
the Caper Chair family, which responds to the 
frequent and impromptu nature of collabora- 
tive work, and the Ethospace Furniture System, 
which supports the needs of the individual 
worker by providing a hu-mane work 
environment. SWA is also re- sponsible for 
various ancillary furniture solutions. 

For more information about these products, 
connect to http:/ / 

SWA has continued to support the UW- 
Stout art-industrial design program by 
sponsorship of an internship program, and 
currently employs two Stout graduates, Jason 
Holt '97 and Jennifer Baier '98, who both 
have contributed to the success of SWA and 
Herman Miller Inc. 

For some creative individ- 
uals, being plagued with the 
design (aesthetic) curse 
implicates all aspects of life, 
not only dictates a certain 
lifestyle, but also defines the 
individual's identity. This 
curse manifests itself in 
various ways; its primary Weber 
form is passion for a particular art form, 
vocation, skill set or hobby. This curse or 
affliction produces the critical assessment of 
all that we see, hear, touch and smell. 

It is possible that this curse can develop 
into something that is good, constructive and 
even profound — possibly producing 
significant developments such as fine art work, 
beautiful music, humane architecture and great 

For me the curse was realized at an early 
age, perhaps an innate quality genetically 
transferred from my grandfather, an artist and 
art director in the advertisement industry. As 
far back as I can remember, I was always 
involved in producing/experimenting 
artistically, also disassembling various 
products and constructing objects with an 
intended purpose. 

This curse led me to the University of 
Wisconsin-Stout and the art- industrial design 
program, where in 1987 1 graduated. The UW- 
Stout system and the art-industrial design 
program supported and fostered this curse 
positively, providing the knowledge, tools 
and skills that have enabled me to work and live 
in a way that is very satisfying. 

Stout Memories 


It has been 5 1 years since I graduated from the Stout Institute. My first home 
away from Hawaii after serving in the army was 212 Crescent Street in 
Menomonie, a rooming house for single men, called Stories. A bunch of us from 
Hawaii— Sadao Kishimoto'50, Ken Oda ', Herbert Watanabe B.S. '50 M.S. 
'58, Hiroto Taono '51, Robert Hirano '51, Paul Kokubun '52, Dave Pedro '55 
and Al Goto '51 — lived there. 

I joined the Sigma fraternity and met a whole bunch of great guys. Among 
them were the Randalls, Roger and Dave, who visited me in Hawaii a couple Takahama 
of years ago. We spent a weekend at the home of Marvin Lundin, another Sigma 
member, in South Dakota. 

The three and a half years I spent being educated with the great guys from Wisconsin and 
its neighboring states were filled with wonderful experiences such as fishing, canoeing and 
swimming in Lake Menomin; staying at Fair Oaks veteran housing one summer, previously 
occupied by Robert and Betty Manson; a two-week camping trip to Quetico Provincial Park 
in Canada with William Wieser; a ride in Donald Winter' s coupe to Kenosha one winter with 
Robert Hirano; staying at Lynwood Hall and my housefather — Robert Swanson. 

Charles Takahama '51 

Driving through Menomonie, observing all the changes over the past couple 
of years, brought back many memories of my college experience from 1 994 to 
1998. From the first year living in Callahan Hall and adjusting to cold walks 
to and from North Campus along the lake, to math teachers setting up night 
exams so we would have enough time to actually finish them. Although usually, 
we could get them to cancel the next day's class. 

My second year, living in Tainter Hall, was spent preparing for a co-op. 
I remember Eino Maki calling me at home over Thanksgiving break and Doverspike 
requesting a resume on his desk Monday morning for a Tuesday interview. 
When Eino said something, we listened. 

The next two years were spent working out with my roommate and fellow applied math 
major Sarah Brans tad¥\x\zg el '98. We spent many late nights studying for exams. I remember 
one night included Ted' s Pizza at 2 a.m. Of course, I can' t forget to mention the applied math 
Christmas parties. Anyone who knows Eino Maki will have to ask him about the year we had 
the "Kiss the Pig" fund-raiser! 

If one thing is for sure, my experiences and memories at Stout will never be forgotten. 

Kris Doverspike '98 

As I reminisce about my college years at Stout, a number of things come to mind. 
I visualize the clock tower, Dan' s Cafe, the Rendezvous, The Flame, Pine Point 
and my $5 per week room on Seventh Street, early a.m. classes, Greyhound 
bus rides to and from Minneapolis, and a campus and student body of 1,800- 
much smaller than what it is today. 

In 1959, coaches Bostwick, Melrose and Sparger recruited me to play 
football. With my parents, in my dad' s '57 Chevy, we drove the old Highway 
12 to Menomonie to start my college life. Stout helped build the foundation Ramberg 
for a very successful career as an industrial arts teacher, guidance counselor, 
and finally school administrator in the Minneapolis public schools for a span of 30 years. 

I shall always be thankful and forever indebted for the opportunity I was given to play 
football, run track and receive my education at Stout. I had the honor to be an inductee in the 
Athletic Hall of Fame, and now I have the opportunity to return to Stout to serve as a member 
of the Alumni Board of Directors. 

In addition to my education, I have maintained a number of close friends I made while a 
student and football player at Stout. In the last several years, I have had the pleasure of visiting 
Coach Bostwick in Iowa and playing golf with Coach Melrose while in Menomonie. 

Retirement is when the sun rises and you don't and after a successful public education 
career, I feel fortunate to be able to spend my time with my wife Sandy, our family (including 
our new grandson) and doing those things that are important to me. Traveling, fishing, reading 
and "clowning around" as "Rumpy" the professional clown, more than fulfill my retirement. 

Thanks to Stout for being the vehicle to get where I am today. 

Duane Ramberg B.S. '65, M.S. '69 

We'd love to hear from you 

We would love to hear some of your favorite stories during your years on campus. If you would 
like to participate in our "Reminiscing" column, please send us your memories, along with a 
current photo of yourself. Stories will be held for three years and every opportunity will be 
given for publication. The alumni association reserves the right to edit all stories. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 17 



Photographing tall millionaires 

Ask him what he does for a living and he will 
tell you he photographs tall millionaires who 
are slightly more agile than him. Get close 
enough to read the credit card- sized credentials 
hanging around his neck and you will see the 
words Official, Bucks/NBA Photos, Gary G. 

Dineen ' 82, an industrial education graduate, 
has spent a good part of the last 1 5 years seated 
on a wood-planked floor with camera in hand, 
mirroring the same levels of intensity, skill, 
precision and lightning-fast reflexes of those 
he photographs. A contract photographer for 
the National Basketball Association, he 
currently acts as the official team photographer 
for the Milwaukee Bucks. "Photography is 
my passion," said Dineen. "I eat, sleep, and 
breathe it." 

Dineen' s passion for photography began in 
his youth. At Homestead High School in 
Mequon, Wisconsin, he worked on the student 
newspaper and yearbook. As luck would have 
it, the school offered a strong graphic arts 
program, sparking enough interest for him to 
take all five printing classes and a single photo 
course. He also served as the equipment manager 
for the football and basketball teams. During 
games, he moved around the field or court and 
captured the action on film. His first press pass 
{still in his possession) was for the Wisconsin 
High School Football All-Star game in 1 976; he 
was 15. 

When it was time to decide on a college and 
major, Dineen chose practicality over desire. 
"I loved photography but I never thought I was 
good enough," he said. "I had read a book about 
careers in photography and I believed what it 
said. If you wanted to make money shooting 
professional sports, you would be wise to 
redirect your goals because there wasn' t enough 
room at the top." 

Dineen chose UW-Stout because of its 
strong graphic arts and education programs. 
Sharing his passion with others through teaching 
would be the next best thing to becoming a 
professional sports photographer. He packed 
his camera and zoom lenses and headed to 
Menomonie in the fall of 1978. 

As a freshman at UW-Stout, he continued 
his involvement with athletics, becoming head 
equipment manager for the football team. When 
game preparations were complete, he deferred 
to his assistants and grabbed his camera to 
cover the action. 

Every few weeks during the season, Dineen 
would assemble a slide show and project the 
images in the locker room as players were 
arriving for practice. They got to see themselves 
as football heroes and, Dineen made some extra 
cash {for Ted's Pizza) by selling 8"xl0" prints. 

During his junior year, he joined the staff of 
the Stoutonia as photo editor. He coordinated 
photo assignments and shot the majority of 
photos that were published. Shooting news, 
entertainment, sports and feature assignments 
provided valuable experience which couldn't 
be found in a classroom setting. Prior to that 
year, the paper had never captured the elusive 
five- star rating from the annual university 
newspaper competition — but with improved 
graphics and photography, that goal was finally 

With little time to add electives to an already 
busy schedule, Dineen chose to test out of the 
two-credit, basic photography class. "I 
remember B ob Ward looking over my portfolio,' ' 


said Dineen. "He said 
tome, 'there are many 
things you can teach 
in photography, but 
you can't teach the 
eye — and you defi- 
nitely have the eye.' 
I've never forgotten 
those words. To this 
day, they are still an 

Following gradua- 
tion, Dineen' s search 

for a position teaching graphic arts and 
photography came up short. Dineen remained 
at UW-Stout for the next year, pursuing a 
graduate degree while his new wife, Tammy 
Ouradnick Dineen '83, completed her 
bachelor' s degree in home economics education. 
Dineen spent the year taking graduate courses 
and providing his photography services to the 
university. He was paid to shoot a variety of 
subj ects in and out of the clas sroom, including 
his wife, a member of the gymnastics team. 

Those experiences prepared him for a full- 
time position as a staff photographer for 
Marquette University, beginning in 1984. 
There he provided photography for 
publications and instructional use, but most 
importantly, he now had the chance to shoot 
NCAA Division I men's basketball. 

During his second Marquette basketball 
season, Dineen approached the sports 
information director for her opinion on what he 
needed to do to realize his dream of becoming 
an NBA photographer. He expected some pat 
advice but instead watched as she flipped 
through her Rolodex, got on the phone and five 
minutes later told him there would be a pass 
waiting for him at Thursday's game. "To be 
successful in photography, it needs to be your 
passion, you have to have the talent, but you 
also need a break," said Dineen. "This was my 

For the first three years, he was one of 
several photographers who paid their dues by 
trading photographs for the opportunity to 
work the baseline. In 1988, the Bucks moved 
into the Bradley Center and sought to improve 
the level of photography along with other areas 
of the organization. "Management wanted a 
more cohesive effort and higher quality images," 
said Dineen. Those needs, along with advanced 
technical requirements of the new building, 
narrowed the field of photographers to two, 
with Dineen being one of them. 

Eventually, Dineen became the sole team 
photographer. The added workload began to 
take its toll personally and professionally. 
Something had to change. For years, the Bucks 
had been considering the NBA's offer of 
providing photography services for all of their 
games. The Bucks finally agreed, being one of 
the last teams to do so, but with the stipulation 
that Dineen remain as their photographer. All 
parties agreed and Dineen became one of a 
select group of NBA contract photographers, 
beginning with the 1995-1996 season. 

In 1996, Dineen left his Marquette job to 
become a full-time freelancer. Since then, in 
addition to his NBA job, he has covered 
professional baseball and football for 
Associated Press and the now defunct United 
Press International. He is the team 
photographer for the Milwaukee Wave, a 
professional indoor soccer team; and the house 

photographer at the Bradley Center, covering 
concerts and other special events. 

Highlights of his career include covering 
Michael Jordan's last three NBA 
Championship games in Chicago and the Mark 
McGuire/Sammy Sosa homerun derby of 

Dineen' s sports photos have appeared in 
many publications, including Sports 
Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, ESPN 
The Magazine, The Sporting News, Basketball 
Digest, Slam, los Angeles Times, New York 
Times, USA Today and Newsweek. In this 
electronic age, you can also find his photos 
on the Web at, 
http:/ /, and http://,tonameafew. 

Although sports photography has been 
the bulk of his professional work, Dineen 
says he is not a sports junkie — often, not even 
knowing the final score of the game he's 
covering. Over the years, he has tackled a 
wide variety of subject matter. And although 
he does shoot several weddings each year, 
he doesn't like being called a wedding 

"I would describe my wedding style as 
documentary, photojournalistic in nature," 
he said. "It can also be very artistic." He 
shoots exclusively in black and white and 
rarely asks his subjects to pose. "I shoot 
first and edit later, relying on all the same 
skills and equipment that I use in my action 
photography. I try to capture the couple's 
most intimate, touching and telling moments," 

he said. "It's both a privilege and an honor to 
witness the joy that they share on that special 

Although sports and weddings take up 
much of his professional work time, Dineen 
hasn' t abandoned the teaching skills he learned 
while at UW-Stout. Over the years, he has 
taught a variety of credit and noncredit courses 
at Marquette. Some of his former students still 
assist him from time to time, as well as compete 
with him for work. 

He also lends his time to Career Opportunity 
Day at a local elementary school in Cedarburg, 
Wis., where he lives. Dineen strives to make 
the children aware of opportunities available 
in professional sports off the court — as very 
few will realize their dreams of being a 
professional athlete. He emphasizes that there 
are various ways to fulfill their dreams in a 
related profession while still being close to the 

Dineen doesn't see himself doing sports 
photography for the rest of his life. He hopes 
to do something more socially significant. "I 
want to create something {photography) that 
moves people," he said. "Something that makes 
them think. I want to exhibit images out of the 
mainstream which can challenge people' s ideas 
and beliefs — perhaps something documentary, 
artistic or both." 

Making people think. Challenging their 
ideas. Perhaps things do come full circle. 
Because if that's not education, then what is? 
Editors note: Gary Dineen' s Web site is 
located at 

Chan receives James Huff Stout Award 

Chancelllor Charles W. Sorensen and Dr. Fong Chan 

Dr. Fong Chan '76, was this year's winner of 
the James Huff Stout Award. Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen presented this 
distinguished award to Dr. Chan on April 25, 
2002 in Madison, Wis. 

In his letter of support of the nomination 
of Chan, Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., CRC, stated 
"Dr. Chan has authored or co-authored well 
over one hundred referred journal articles and 
book chapters during his exemplary career as 
a rehabilitation counselor educator and 
researcher. The honors and awards he has 
received for his scholarly and substantive 
research and service contributions to 
rehabilitation are an impressive array of 

acknowledgments attesting to the significance 
and quality of his research and the impact he 
has made on the disability and rehabilitation 
fields over the years. 

Leahy continued, "Most recently, Dr. Chan 
was awarded the American Rehabilitation 
Counseling Association's Distinguished 
Research Career Award, which is the most 
prestigious and meaningful recognition that 
this national profession association awards. 
He is clearly regarded as one of the brightest 
methodological minds in the rehabilitation 
profession and is widely known, both nationally 
and internationally for his extraordinary 
research contributions." 

18 ♦ Stout Outlook 





Alumni Spotlights 

Perry Giese '79 did not plan 
on providing the decorative trim 
and hardware for automotive 
glass replacement parts when 
he started his company, 
Polymer Process Development 
{PPD), but sometimes you go 
where the market takes you. Giese 

Originally driven to be a development/try out 
business for new plastic injection molds and 
molded parts, the need for value-added auto 
replacement glass grew. Giese and his business 
partner previously worked for Pilkington 
Libbey Owens Ford, producing encapsulated 
glass products. This process adds flexible trim 
to the outer edge of glass, or other value-added 
trim or hardware for auto glass. From an 
original equipment manufacturer ( OEM) point 
of view, these types of parts are very appealing 
as the assembly is complete with no secondary 
operations required. The after-market 
replacement glass distribution is captive to the 
company providing the OEM part, typically 
due to high tooling costs. 

A major force in the aftermarket is PPG 
Industries. With contacts developed in this 
industry, PPG solicited PPD to produce low 
volume after-market parts for their distribution 
network. Along with this, PPD developed 
low-cost tooling to produce these parts. The 
market has grown significantly for PPD and 
PPG. Some 125 different tools have been 
produced and sell more than 260 part numbers, 
selling approximately 175,000 assemblies per 

After-market work is much lower volume 
than OEM work, profits are generally higher 
than OEM, and quality requirements are less 
stringent. Currently 90 percent of PPD' s work 
is for aftermarket products. This volume fits 
in with the niche of low volume, encapsulated 
products. The tooling systems, injection 
molding equipment, and people development 
PPD have instilled has made them successful. 
In business for five years, they recently moved 
into a new 38,500 square-foot building to 
accommodate growth. There is room to expand, 
but the space will soon be filled. PPD has had 
steady growth since their start-up. "Controlled 
growth into the right market is key in today' s 
economy," Giese says. "We have been fortunate 
to have the resources to make it happen. 
Developing a network of contacts, associates 
and suppliers has been key to business 
success." Perry suggests visiting their Web 
site at for more 

The future for PPD is developing their 
products into markets that typically would 
not use the process. 

Giese, his wife Cynthia, son Nicholas, five, 
and daughter Emerson, three, live in Clinton 
Township, Mich., on the north side of Detroit. 

BobHartig '73 Throughout my 
teaching career, I have 
constantly evaluated my 
teaching style and made 
modifications to meet the needs 
of my tech ed students. When I 
first started hearing about the 
National Board for Professional Harti 9 
Teaching Standards, I knew the certification 
process sounded too difficult to pursue. 
However, I could not stop thinking about the 
opportunity for self-evaluation and 
professional growth provided by this 
evaluation. As a way to see just how difficult 

the process was going to be, I volunteered to 
pilot a videotaped portion of the portfolio. 
This involved making a 20-minute video of 
myself giving a demonstration lesson to a 
class. The portion also involved completing a 
written commentary in which I described, 
analyzed and reflected on how I used a 
demonstration lesson to promote student 
learning and inquiry. 

After seeing the amount of work needed, I 
prepared for the actual certification procedure 
by clearing my schedule for a year. There were 
no home-repair projects or any activities that 
would provide a distraction. As a result, the 
making of my certification portfolio was my 
top priority and an excellent professional 
development opportunity. The final part of 
the process was the written evaluation at an 
assessment center in mid-April. The entire 
procedure had taken about a year and 360 
hours to complete. 

I was informed in November 2001 that I 
had completed all requirements and had earned 
National Board Certification in Early 
Adolescence Through Young Adulthood 
Career and Technical Education. After achieving 
this certification, I learned that I was the first 
technology education teacher in Wisconsin to 
reach this level. I would be glad to work with 
any teachers interested in working for this 

We have one daughter, Alissa, who is 
graduating from New York University with a 
degree in French. {She lives 10 blocks from the 
World Trade Center and was right in the 
middle of the action on September J J.) She is 
entering the Peace Corps in July and will 
probably be working on the northwest coast 
of Africa. 

My wife, Ruth (Sveen '70), is currently 
enjoying teaching elementary-level special 
needs children at James Madison in 
Sheboygan, Wis. 

Michelle Quer/tammer Goggins '7 8 and Kari 
Stapleton Staus '97 are employed by the 
largest producer of cooking school promotions 
in North America, Homemaker Schools. This 
organization represents a group of nationally 
recognized food companies including Blue 
Bonnet, Campbell Soup, Cool Whip Whipped 
Topping, Jell-0 and Nestle Toll House 
Morsels, just to name a few. 

Goggins works as a home 
economist for the Taste of 
Home Cooking School, travels 
throughout Iowa, Minnesota, 
Wisconsin, Illinois and the 
Upper Peninsula of Michigan 
conducting approximately 40 f 
cooking schools each year. Goggins 
Graduating from UW- Stout in 
food service administration, Goggins has also 
worked as a personal chef and catering manager 
in southeastern Wisconsin. 

She may also be remembered for her 
participation on the woman' s basketball team 
while on campus. Also, while on campus, 
Goggins was the assistant editor of the 
Stoutonia. She and her three children reside in 

Staus, a food systems and 
technology graduate, is a field 
staff coordinator for the Taste 
of Home Cooking Schools. 
Staus travels throughout the 
United States as a home 
economist and trainer. She 


previously traveled the Midwest as a territory 
manager for Homemaker Schools and served as 
a food service director for two school districts 
in southeastern Wisconsin. 

During her junior year at UW- Stout, Staus 
was a member of the newly formed women's 
soccer team, a sport she continues to enjoy 
today. She and her husband Jeff reside in 
Hartford, Wis., with their puppy, Coach. 

Donald L. Clark B.S. 61, 

M.S. '62, professor emeritus, 

Texas A&M University, was 

recently honored at the 52nd 

annual meeting of the 

Association of Texas 

Technology Education, when 

he was inducted into the clark 

association's Hall of Honor. He joins 28 other 

individuals who have received this high honor 

in the history of this professional organization. 

Clark received his Ph.D in 1967 at The 
Ohio State University, where Donald G. Lux 
B.S. '49, M.S. '52 served as his major professor. 
While at Ohio State, Clark was a research 
associate on the Industrial Arts Curriculum 
Projects — especially on The World of 
Construction. He served as the field center 
director for the testing and implementation of 
this innovative program in Texas. 

Excerpts from the nomination papers that 
were submitted by two of his former doctoral 
students and supporting letters, referenced 
many specific examples of his leadership and 
influence in the professions. He is well known 
and respected at both the state and national 
levels for his professionalism, especially as a 
change agent as the program evolved from 
traditional industrial arts to technology 
education. There were also many references to 
his commitment to students as they prepared 
for leadership positions in the profession. As 
one individual referenced, "His students form 
a cadre of who's who in the profession." 

Clark joined the faculty in the department 
of industrial education at Texas A&M 
University in 1967. When the College of 
Education at Texas A&M was established in 
1969, he was invited to join the leadership 
team that provided the foundation for this 
strong administrative unit. Several faculty 
members at Stout, as well as numerous Stout 
graduates received their advanced degrees at 
Texas A&M. 

Kit Hoffman Werner '78, a 

member of the instructional 
academic staff at UW- Stevens 
Point says she is getting a 
broader perspective of campus 
issues as an administrative 
intern in the Office of Academic 

Werner, a specialist in nutri- 
tional sciences in the department of health 
promotion and human development, is 
spending the academic year working with 
Provost and Vice Chancellor Bill Meyer and 
his staff in the position of special assistant to 
the provost/vice chancellor of Academic 
Affairs. This is the second year the half-time 
position has been made available in Academic 
Affairs. One of the things Werner says she 
appreciates about UWSP's administrative 
culture is its collaborative nature. "Decisions 
on complex issues are not made top down," 
Werner says. "UWSP administrators are 


committed to involving others in decision- 
making. Discussion, negotiation and information 
are important to everyone at UWSP." 

Some of the projects Werner has taken on 
include writing for and speaking on behalf of the 
vice chancellor, attending Chancellor' s Cabinet 
meetings, coordinating with committee members 
to plan a diversity teaching conference, serving 
on the assembly committee, writing grants, 
planning future academic seminars, presenting 
at the recent orientation session for academic 
staff, facilitating faculty/staff mentoring, 
coordinating retired volunteers and attending 
dean' s council meetings. 

Cooperation with the UW System Institute 
for Global Studies proved to be productive for 
Werner and for the campus. Thanks to her 
efforts, UWSP was chosen as one of 16 sites in 
the nation for a video conference on the war on 
terrorism, featuring U.S. Undersecretary of 
State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman. 

Since coming to UWSP seven years ago, 
Werner has been involved with governance, 
including service on the Academic Staff Council. 
She has directed the College of Professional 
Studies food laboratory and is involved with 
the American Dietetic Association and 
Wisconsin Women in Higher Education 
Leadership (WWHEL). 

Jennifer Homer Rudiger ' 95 

never would have thought that 
the part-time job she had as a 
student would lead to her current 
position with Stout University 
Foundation as Director of 
University Fund and Marketing. 

Rudiger started working Rudiger 
with the foundation while still in high school. 
To pick up extra hours, she offered to help the 
Alumni Association director with a telephone 
fund-raising project. Little did she know at the 
time that talking with Stout alumni and sharing 
stories about Stout would be the start of her 
career path. 

Though her undergraduate degree isn't 
directly related to what she is doing today, she 
believes the classes, professional organizations, 
faculty encouragement and other opportunities 
that she was able to experience as a student 
aided in shaping who she is today. Rudiger 
works with many students in a given year. She 
always tells them that classes come first, but 
you need to be involved with professional 
organizations, your residence hall community, 
a part-time job and other 'college life' 
experiences. It is important to learn to balance 
your time, meet new people and learn about 
yourself. Many of the experiences faced by 
young college students really test their values 
and self-judgment. 

It was that first week-long telephone fund- 
raising project which Rudiger participated in as 
a student that really sparked her interest in 
fund-raising for such an exceptional university. 
Rudiger states, "Fund-raising has expanded 
greatly in ten years. The one thing that hasn't 
changed is the loyalty UW-Stout graduates 
have to the university." 

Working with the Stout University 
Foundation helps Rudiger feel like she is ensuring 
that future students will be able to experience 
a successful college education. 

We encourage you to submit an update on 
your employment situation. All stories 
will be held for three years and all efforts 
will be made to publicize your story. 

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Alumni News 

1920 - 1969 

William F. Johnson '38 resides in Frederic and 
is a member of the Frederic Area Historical 
Society. Peter Fulcer B.S. '60, M.S. '66, 
Leesburg, Va., has retired as director of voca- 
tional and adult education from Loudoun County 
Public Schools. Jean Sprain Rosenthal B.S. 
'60, M.S. '65, West Bloomfield, Mich., is a 
volunteer mediator in the district and circuit 
courts and the county center of Oakland County, 
Mich. John Sherry '60, Lafayette, Calif., 
retired Nov. 30 after 41 years of employment in 
engineering and medical sales. Arthur Uher B.S. 
'65, M.S. '73, De Pere, retired from teaching in 
June 2001. He taught technology education for 
the West De Pere School District for 33 years. 
Russell Amling M.S. '66 was elected and 
installed as potentate of Sabbar Shrine Temple, 
Tucson, Ariz. Michael Jilek '66 is a data 
systems technician for North Central Health 
Care, Wausau. Terrence Thomas '68, Fond du 
Lac, is a school counselor/division leader at Fond 
du Lac High School. He was selected the 2001- 
2002 Fond du Lac School District Teacher of the 
Year in the specialist category. Linda Peterson 
'69, Naples, Fla., has retired after 26 years of 
teaching kindergarten. John Rusch '69, 
Manitowoc, retired after 32 years of teaching in 
the Manitowoc Public School System. He is a 
member of the United States Coast Guard Aux- 
iliary where he has achieved the rank of flotilla 

1970 - 1979 

David Patten B.A. '70, M.S. '71 has received 
his Ed.D. from Argosy University, Sarasota, Fla. 
Richard Peterson '70, Mishicot, has retired after 
32 years of teaching. Nancy Thwreatt B.S. '70, 
M.S. '89, Evergreen, Colo., is a human resources 
administrator for a ministry organization. 
Marilyn Warnick '70 is director of travelers' 
services at New York State Thruway Authority, 
Albany, N.Y. 

James Gregersen '71 is a security officer 
for Securitas Inc., Racine. Ronald Jochimsen 
'71, Appleton, has earned a M.B.A. from the 
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has been 
promoted to quality process manager at the 
Boldt Company. Donna Priebe Lafferty '71, 
Elmwood Park, 111., is an international food 
stylist. John Schindhelm '71, Appleton, is a 
machine tool instructor at Kaukauna High School. 

David Goetzinger '72, Dubuque, Iowa, has 
retired from John Deere Dubuque Works after a 
29-year career in various manufacturing disci- 
plines and company units. Jeffrey Towner '72 
is the owner of TCI Architects/Engineers/Con- 
tractors Inc., La Crosse. 

Robert Hartig '73, Shegoygan, has met the 
requirements for National Board Certification in 
Career and Technical Education. He is the only 
technology education teacher in Wisconsin to be 
National Board Certified. Diane Jackman B.S. 
'73, M.S. '80, DeKalb, 111., is associate dean, 
College of Education, Northern Illinois Univer- 
sity. She is also the current national president of 
Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society for 
family and consumer sciences and related profes- 
sionals. Janice Serum Graner '73 is an admin- 
istrator at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She 
has recently completed five years of service with 
the Minnesota Medical Group Management As- 
sociation. Althea Severson Stanley '73, Sparta, 
is a preschool teacher for Sparta Area Schools. 

Janet Derber '74 teaches family and con- 
sumer science at Elm Middle School, Elmwood 
Park, 111. She is currently president of the Chi- 
cago area Lakeshore Home Economics Associa- 

Robert Peterson '75 is a sales consultant 
for Hembrough Auto Group, Janesville. Laurel 
Jeanette Wright '75, Blaine, Minn., was pro- 
moted to director of retail for KM Concessions/ 
Service Systems Associates. 

Robert Lichty M.S. '77, Ladysmith, is the 
guidance director for Bruce Public Schools. 

Laurie Letourneau Jennrich '78 is princi- 
pal of Cretin-Derham Hall High School, St. Paul, 

Minn. Barbara Welch '78, Menomonie, is a 
teacher for Menomonie Area Schools. 

Tacy Pastor '79, Phoenix, Ariz., was pro- 
moted to hospital services supervisor at the 
Arizona Humane Society. Dennis Wald '79, 
Wausau, is physical plant director for Wausau 
School District. Richard Will '79 is senior 
project manager at Westin Construction, Eden 
Prairie, Minn. 

1980 - 1988 

Julie Schwaller Ryno '80, Appleton, is the 
marketing manager for Diversified Woodcrafts 
Inc., a science laboratory furniture manufac- 
turer. Mary Ann Salvi Visoky ' 80, Northbrook, 
111., is director of food service for Northbrook 
Park District. Bennett Way '80, Frisco, Colo., 
is an educational kinesiology consultant/instruc- 
tor and head gymnastics coach at Silverthorne 
Recreation Center. 

Gregory Broman '81 is regional opera- 
tions manager for Innworks Inc., Roseville, 
Minn. Tami Haas Satre '81, Eau Claire, is 
director of Junior Achievement-Wisconsin 
Northwest District. Kenneth Smott '81, Por- 
tage, Mich., was promoted to president of Atlas 
Companies Inc., a holding company comprised 
of separate businesses that supply tools and 
equipment for the converting industries. Greg 
'81 and Cindy Nelson Valley '93 have relo- 
cated to Montgomery, Ala. Greg is vice presi- 
dent and general manager at Kershaw Manufac- 
turing, a railroad and utility supplier. 

Thomas DeHahn '82, Homewood, 111., was 
promoted to director of facilities and operations 
at the University of Chicago, Graduate School 
of Business. Theresa O'Brien Scherkenbach 
'82 is the owner of T. Erin Scherkenbach, 
Interior Design Consultant. William '82 and 
Kimberly Weber Ward ' 82 are the owners of 
Ward Investments Inc. /DBA Subway, Ham Lake, 

Brian Brandstetter '83, De Forest, was 
elected the 2002 chairman of the board of 
Wisconsin Innkeepers Association. Peter 
Schwartz '83 is CAD manager for Harding 
ESE, Austin, Texas. 

Jay Gilbertson '84 is the owner of Jay 
Gilbertson Salon, Minneapolis, Minn. Kurt 
Wenzel '84 is owner of KB Wenzel Plastering, 

James Hanson M.S. '86 is chair of the 
psychology department and was recently pro- 
moted to professor of psychology at Grand View 
College, Des Moines, Iowa. Robert Oertel '86 
is head men's and women's tennis coach at 
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 
Michael Pesonen '86 is technical manager at 
Lucent Technologies, Naperville, 111. Susan 
Reinhold '86, Union, N.J., is a technical spe- 
cialist manager with Ralph Lauren/Polo. 

Jean-Marie Dauplaise '87, Atlanta, Ga., 
has earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in art 
history, English literature and film studies from 
Emory University's Graduate Institute of the 
Liberal Arts. She is currently a writer and media 
analyst for the Rockbridge Group. David 
Holling M.S. '87 is executive director of 
Buchanan Counseling Services, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Buchanan is a faith-based counseling service 
affiliated with the Samaritan Network and has 
10 centers in the Indianapolis area. Lisa Meade 
Kirkbride '87, Chanhassen, Minn., is the presi- 
dent of Furnir Ltd. and a sales representative for 
Bernhardt Design and JLane Barnes Textiles. 
Scott Romenesko '87 is a product manager at 
Kadant, Queensbury, N.Y. 

Russell Binder '88 has been elected vice 
commander of the United States Coast Guard 
Auxiliary, Palmetto, Fla. Sarah Pankuch 
Goodrich '88, Dassel, Minn., is the owner of 
Sarah Goodrich Designs Ltd., an interior design 
studio. The business also houses a gift and floral 
shop specializing in British imports and flowers 
for any occasion. Carrie Pennau '88 is a first 
grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elemen- 
tary, Rio Rancho, N. Mex. Tamra Grodivant 
Smertneck '88 is a family and consumer sci- 

ences teacher at Columbia Heights High School, 
Columbia Heights, Minn. Michael Schoonveld 

'88, Middleton, is a project manager for Kraemer 
Brothers LLC. 

1989 - 1992 

Kelly Schey Derlein '89, Deerbrook, has been 
promoted to social work supervisor for Langlade 
County. Lynn Nelson Dressel '89 is the human 
resource manager at Land O' Lakes corporate 
headquarters in Arden Hills, Minn. James 
Keenan B.A. '89, M.S. '91, Savage, Minn., is 
the CEO/owner of Power of Relationships, a 
mental health firm that provides day treatment 
services in the Minneapolis Public Schools as 
well as mental health case management in 
Hennepin County. Richard Manor '89, a tech- 
nology education teacher at Weyerhaeuser High 
School, received the "Leavey Award for Excel- 
lence in Private Enterprise Education" at an 
awards ceremony April 27 in Philadelphia, Penna. 
The award was presented by the Freedoms Foun- 
dation at Valley Forge PA, and was one of only 
16 in the United States this year. The award 
recognizes teachers and educators across the 
country whose innovative programs help build 
and support the next generation of America's 
business leaders. Marnie Reuss Nelson '89 is 
a business analyst with Alta Resources, Neenah. 
Lisa Gorenc Wanek '89 is a program admin- 
istrator for Oaks Family Care Centers, Green 

Susan Danberg '90, Seattle, Wash., di- 
rected a short documentary "Unfurled" which 
debuted at the Human Rights Film Festival in 
Bellingham, Wash. James Falkofske B.S. '90, 
M.S. '91, M.S. '00, Knapp, is a lecturer in the 
College of Business and Economics at UW- 
River Falls. In addition, James continues to run 
his photography and artwork studios, Images by 
James Photography and Fine Arts and Alluring 
Image Photography Studio. Debra Zabel 
Herrmann '90 is the housing manager at St. 
Luke's Care Center, Blue Earth, Minn. Tracy 
Trudell Kiffmeyer '90, Rogers, Minn., is direc- 
tor of sales for Staybridge Suites Minneapolis- 
Maple Grove. Richard '90 and Anne Brittan 
Krai '91 have moved to Lino Lakes, Minn. 
Richard is a territory merchandiser for Advan- 
tage Sales and Marketing; Anne is an employee 
relations coordinator for OneSource. Steven 
Loppnow '90, Hudson, is the owner of Venison 
America Inc., which has recently added three 
new employees and has broadened its market to 
include internet sales. Kristen Larson 
Lutterman '90 is a senior graphic designer with 
SPI Design Group, St. Paul, Minn. Kelly 
Scharenbroch Noles '92 Sun Prairie, has started 
her own business, Tastefully Simple. David S. 
Olson '90 is regional risk manager for Feder- 
ated Mutual Insurance Company, Clifton Park, 
N.Y. Denise Albrecht Simpson '90 is an 
insurance agent with Lakeland Agency, Pequot 
Lakes, Minn. Joshua Whitney '90 is senior 
staff appraiser at Northland Appraisal Inc., 
Little Canada, Minn. 

Heidi Boeder Bukoskey '91, Fountain 
Valley, Calif., is a patternmaker for Quiksilver. 
Gary Melvin '91 is an outside salesman for 
Bertsch Co., Wisconsin Rapids. Lesa Belan 
Moss '91, Woodbury, Minn., is the owner of 
Knoble Studios, a website design and develop- 
ment company. Christina Kier Steder '91 is 
the marketing coordinator for Winter, Kloman, 
Moter & Repp S.C., an accounting firm in Elm 

Patricia Nunke Fedie '92 has earned a 
master's degree in social work from the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota and currently teaches sociol- 
ogy at Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau 
Claire. Carrie Weinberger Justinak '92, Ex- 
celsior, Minn., has earned an education special- 
ist degree in educational leadership and admin- 
istration from the University of St. Thomas, St. 
Paul, Minn. Michael '92 and Keri Blank 
Kraus '90 reside in Jackson. Michael is a 
designer for Menasha, Menomonee Falls; Keri 
is lead therapist for the Wisconsin Early Autism 

Project, Madison. Craig Madson '92, New 
Hope, Minn., is a federal probation officer for 
the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Michael 
Nelson '92, Pickerington, Ohio, was recently 
promoted to director of sales and marketing at 
MeadWestvaco Corp. Wendy Link Nelson 
'92, De Pere, was promoted to human resources 
manager at Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers. 
Kelly Helget Welsh '92 is a design consultant 
for Bellacasa Design Associates, The Wood- 
lands, Texas. 

1993 - 1996 

Stephanie Logan Bynum '93 is the director 
of Bright Horizons Child Care, Waukegan, 111. 
Kathy Kohler Lindsey M.S. '93, Cato, was 
hired as the village of Mishicot' s first Main 
Street Program director. Todd Morrow '93, 
Kasson, Minn., is the owner of Morrow Con- 
struction. Jason Nelson '93 is employed by 
OEC Graphics, Oshkosh. Rick Olson '93 is a 
stores replenishment expert for Target Corpo- 
ration, Minneapolis, Minn. Renee Kirscht 
Rascher '93 is an associate at Nelson, Tietz & 
Hoye, Minneapolis, Minn. Kevin Reuter '93 
is senior knowledge developer for Primen, 
Madison. Edward Roethke B.S. '93, M.S. '98 
is a safety engineer with Banta Corp., Menasha. 

Nathan Flanders B.A. '94, M.S. '98 is a 
guidance counselor at Como Park High School, 
St. Paul, Minn. Kurt Goettl '94 is retail terri- 
tory supervisor for Phillips 66, Tempe, Ariz. 
Dana Pischke Marco '94 is a corregated de- 
signer for Kell Container, Chippewa Falls. Paul 
'94 and Jennifer Jaworski Mayheu '96 reside 
in Sparks, Nev. Paul is employed in sales with a 
local wine wholesaler in the Reno, Nevada area; 
Jennifer is district manager of Baby Depot, 
Burlington Coat Factory. Bryan Mykisen '94 
is CSR supervisor for Charter Communications, 
Fond du Lac. Mark Poppe '94, Swaledale, Iowa, 
is an instructor in the automotive department of 
North Iowa Area Community College, which 
was the 2001 winner of the ASE Automotive 
Award of Excellence for the state of Iowa. 
NIACC's Automotive Service Technology de- 
gree program has experienced a 100 percent job 
placement rate with its graduates in eight of the 
past ten years. Scott Jungmann '94 was 
promoted to engineer technician at Andersen 
Windows, Bayport, Minn. John Pinar '94 is a 
senior analyst with Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Ga. 

Melissa Batterman Arndt '95 is an interior 
designer for Continuum Design, De Pere. Shan- 
non McDermott Dushek B.S. '95, M.S. 01, 
Rice Lake, is a LD teacher at Clayton High 
School. Jeffrey Hellendrung '95 is the new 
owner of Wynveen Auto Body Inc., Baldwin. 
Shawn McClure '95 is a packaging consultant 
for Menasha Packaging, St. Cloud, Minn. Chris- 
tine Gear Spears '95, Vadnais Heights, Minn., 
is an early childhood teacher for White Bear 
Lake Schools. Sharon Kelsey Westphal M.S. 
'95 is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- 
Eau Claire. 

Kendra Anderson '96 has been promoted 
from design assistant to designer at ASI, St. Paul, 
Minn. Melissa Christian Decker '96, Oshkosh, 
was promoted to import sourcing manager at 
Oshkosh B'Gosh Inc. Lori Duevel '96 is a 
teacher for Reach Up Inc. /Head Start, St. Cloud, 
Minn. Jennifer Halama Engel '96 is director 
of youth formation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 
Menomonie. Denise Spreiter Funke '96 is a 
registered dietitian/nutrition services manager 
at Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, Minn. 
Nicole Hansel Johnson M.S. '96 is a psycho- 
therapist/certified professional counselor for 
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Wausau. 
Amy Scheer Keating '96, Edina, Minn., is a 
decor specialist for the design services division 
of Supervalu Inc. Hope Edelman Kersten '96, 
Green Bay, is a nutritionist and WIC director for 
Oconto County. Daniel Maxon '96 is office 
manager for Aramark at Walnut Creek Alltel 
Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C. Bethany Robinson 
'96, Denver, Colo., is a social worker for Jefferson 
County Public Schools. Timothy Williamson 

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'96 is a construction manager for Fiduciary Real 
Estate Development Inc., Milwaukee. Ricardo 
Vargas '96 is a mason for Benning Construc- 
tion, Franklin. Jennifer Wargolet '96 is 

assistant catering manager for D&S Food Ser- 
vice Inc. /D avians, Menomonee Falls. 

1997 - 2001 

Brian Braatz '97, Fond du Lac, is a field 
engineer for Cherne Contracting Corp. Lisa 
Dandeo M.S. '97 received a Ph.D. in retail 
merchandising from Florida State University. 
She is currently an assistant professor at the 
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. Jes- 
sica Pfeiffer Hoylo '97 is an organizational 
effectiveness analyst for Best Buy Co. Inc., 
Eden Prairie, Minn. Preston Lougheed '97 is 
the general manger/owner of Americlnn, 
Mankato, Minn. Joshua '97 and Marin Fuller 
Rodewald '99 reside in Lake City, Minn. Joshua 
is a mechanical/hydraulic engineer for Valley 
Craft Inc.; Marin is a preschool teacher for the 
Wabasha Head Start Program. Ann Ross '97, 
Appleton, is an officer with the Appleton Police 
Department. Kelly Beard Scoon '97 is the 
owner/manger of Kellys Services, Ellison Bay. 
Jennifer Sweeney '97, Mondovi, is an art 
teacher for the School District of Black River 

Falls. Rachel Vieyra '97 is print coordinator 
for Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, 

Jeremy '98 and Natalie Olson Budish '97 

reside in Vacaville, Calif. Jeremy is a project 
engineer with Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; 
Natalie is a second grade teacher for Travis 
Unified School District. Clare King Herlihy 
'98, Overland Park, Kans., is a sales representa- 
tive for Hallmark Cards Inc. Carrie Briones 
Hickey '98 is the medical coordinator for 
adolescent treatment program clientele at Thera- 
peutic Services Agency Inc., Pine City, Minn. 
Juan Macias '98 is a manufacturing engineer 
with Valmont Industries, Farmington, Minn. 
Jennifer Mahnke Marum '98, Mondovi, is 
the center director of Western Dairyland Head 
Start, Black River Falls. Jennifer and husband, 
Ted, are also the owners of Buffalo County 
Outfitters. Amy Sternal Miller '98 is director 
of sales and marketing for Holiday Inn, Fond du 
Lac. Jennifer Prosser '98 is the institute 
manager at Minnesota Health and Housing Alli- 
ance, St. Paul, Minn. Matthew Rolli '98, 
Hudson, has started his own business, Adcraft 
Sign and Design. Sam Statz '98 is a project 
manager for Weis Builders, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Susan Scanlan Ward '98, Benton, is an early 

childhood-exceptional needs teacher at Benton 
Elementary School. Bridget Naas Wersal 
'98, Mineral Point, is a technical design/manu- 
facturing specialist with Lands' End. Tammy 
Zarecki '98, Mosinee, is a case manager with 
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin and an 
independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay. 
Rachael Fair '99 is a family and consumer 
sciences teacher at Eagan High School, Eagan, 
Minn. Cindy Fuerstenberg '99, Beloit, is a 
transition specialist for students with disabilities 
at Blackhawk Technical College. Mark Harper 
'99 is a technology/career education teacher for 
Riverdale School District, Muscoda. Marilyn 
Hus '99 is an account associate with Datalink 
Corp., Minneapolis, Minn. She recently re- 
ceived the "Teammate of the Year" award given 
by her fellow co-workers. Shilpa Penkar Joshi 
M.S. '99, Durham, N.C., is a quality assurance 
supervisor with Simens Foods Inc. Barbara 
Ledbury '99 is a packaging engineer with 
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., York, Pa. Chris- 
tine Lenz '99, Racine, is a third grade teacher 
for Kenosha School District. Michael Loken 
'99 is a manufacturing engineer for Manufactur- 
ers' Services, Arden Hills, Minn. Jody 
Masterjohn '99 is a GIS database associate with 
First Search Technology Corp., Longwood, Fla. 

Petra McDonald '99 is senior manager at 
Bennigans Grill and Tavern, Maplewood, Minn. 
Sarah Glander Steinke '99, New London, is a 
technology education teacher for New London 
School District. Karen Strandemo '99, Min- 
neapolis, Minn., is a senior child support officer 
with Hennepin County. Tara Tepe '99, Clermont, 
Fla., is banquet manager at Walt Disney World- 
Grand Floridian Resort. Kari Olson Vogele '99 
is general manager of Arbys, Owatonna, Minn. 
Kimberly Walsn-Betthsmser M.S. '99, Lyndon 
Station, is a teacher at Western College. Mel- 
issa Wisniak '99 is a kindergarten teacher at 
Andover Elementary School, Andover, Minn. 

Jennifer Brendemuehl 00 is a logistics 
executive at Target, New Berlin. Keri Kusta 
'00 is an interior designer for Classics Furniture 
and Design Studio, Eau Claire. Stacey Sadowski 
Nelson '00 is a registered dietitian at St. Cloud 
Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn. Phillip Reisweber 
'00 is a technology education teacher at Appleton 
East High School, Appleton. Jill Zimmerman 
'00 is a sales support associate for Xiotech, Eden 
Prairie, Minn. 

Michelle Chase M.S. '01 is an associate 
counselor at Northland College, Ashland. Jen- 
nifer Sieg Miller '01 teaches preschool-kin- 
dergarten at Holy Rosary School, Owen. 


Deirdre Calardo to Thomas Beyer '85, June 30, 
2001. Couple resides in Cohasset, Mass. Kelly 
Theder '86 to Steven Butler, Sept. 1, 2001. 
Couple resides in Chama, N. Mex. 

Lea Vansickle to Chad Hatlestad '90, 
Sept. 2, 2001. Couple resides in Fort Collins, 
Colo. Lesa Belan '91 to Todd Moss, June 16, 
2001. Couple resides in Woodbury, Minn. Heidi 
Roeder '91 to Brian Bukoskey, Sept. 29, 2001. 
Couple resides in Fountain Valley, Calif. Laurie 
Franzen '92 to Yu Chong Kim, May 12, 2001. 
Couple resides in Garland, Texas. Karrie Thurs 
to David Blake '92, June 16, 2001. Couple 
resides in Wausau. Heidi Allness '93 to Randy 
Krabbenhoft, July 6, 2001. Couple resides in 
Lakeville, Minn. Nicole Cochrane to Robert 
Zimmerman '93, Sept. 22, 2001. Couple 
resides in Oregon. Patricia Spanheimer '93 
to Thomas Rein '97, July 20, 2001. Couple 
resides in Eagan, Minn. Michelle Willemon 
'93 to Robert Meyer, Sept. 15, 2001. Couple 
resides in Red Wing, Minn. Carla Herrington to 
Peter Hoffman '94, Oct. 21, 2000. Couple 
resides in Richfield, Minn. Jill Hoffman '94 to 
Scott Grail, June 30, 2001. Couple resides in 
Green Bay. Melanie Huber to Matt Rowe '94, 
May 12, 2001. Couple resides in River Falls. 
Angela Jollie to Paul Hartmann '94, Sept. 29, 
2001. Couple resides in Random Lake. Tamara 
Bath '95 to Dustin Westphal, Nov. 10, 2001. 
Couple resides in Lomira. Stacey Bien to Kirk 
Martenson '95, May 19, 2001. Couple resides 
in Farmington, Minn. Kelly Kennedy '95 to 
Brad Scholze, July 6, 2001. Couple resides in 
Watertown. Sara Knoll to Timothy Benes '95, 
Oct. 13, 2001. Couple resides in Appleton. 

Angela Nevicosi '95 to Kevin Staner, Dec. 30, 

2000. Couple resides in Farmington, Minn. 
Londra Pilgrim to Chad Rogers '95, June 16, 

2001. Couple resides in Wausau. Cindy Stumpf 
to Jason Braun '95, July 28, 2001. Couple 
resides in West Allis. Hope Edelman '96 to Paul 
Kersten, July 14, 2001. Couple resides in Green 
Bay. Jennifer Jaworski '96 to Paul Mayheu 
'94, March 17, 2002. Couple resides in Sparks, 
Nev. Gwen Juedes '96 to Nathan Gillitzer, 
June 9, 2001. Couple resides in Lino Lakes, 
Minn. Lorie Mesa to Mathew Brouillard '96, 
July 26, 2001. Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. 
Heather Schnorr '96 to Cory Boudreau '98, 
May 26, 2001. Couple resides in Madison. 
Denise Spreiter '96 to Steve Funke, Sept. 1, 
2001. Couple resides in Rochester, Minn. Sarah 
and Ricardo Vargas '96, March 17, 2001. 
Couple resides in Menomonee Falls. Crystal 
Bohte to Eric Heritage '97, May 12, 2001. 
Couple resides in Franksville. Jennifer Folstad 
'97 to Daniel Costello '98, June 2, 2001. 
Couple resides in Minneapolis, Minn. Jennifer 
Kroon '97 to Anthony Birch, Oct. 2001. Couple 
resides in Rochester, Minn. Rianna Kruschke to 
Gregory Voss '97, Oct. 20, 2001. Couple 
resides in Eau Claire. Kelly Mauntler to Marc 
Haberli '97, Aug. 18, 2001. Couple resides in 
Cottage Grove. Natalie Olson '97 to Jeremy 
Budish '98, Sept. 29, 2001. Couple resides in 
Vacaville, Calif. Stephanie Pecor '97 to Lance 
Stendal, Sept. 29, 2001. Couple resides in 
St. Paul, Minn. Sara Schwerke '97 to Gabor 
Bach, April 14, 2001. Couple resides in Budapest, 
Hungary. Sarah Branstad '98 to Curt Fluegel, 
Sept. 29, 2001. Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. 

Melanie Garvey '98 to Brian Eskildsen, 
July 21, 2001. Couple resides in Waupaca. Clare 
King '98 to Daniel Herlihy, Aug. 26, 2001. 
Couple resides in Overland Park, Kans. Gina 
Lundt '98 to Chad Leighton, Oct. 19, 2001. 
Couple resides in Minneapolis, Minn. Jennifer 
Mahnke '98 to Ted Marum, Aug. 24, 2001. 
Couple resides in Mondovi. Shannon Schoch 
'98 to Jason Hoel, Nov. 3, 2001. Couple resides 
in Boyd. Jennifer Zschernitz to Mathew Roenz 
'98, Sept. 29. Couple resides in Neillsville. Kelly 
Coker to Zachary Sand '99, Aug. 17, 2001. 
Couple resides in Plymouth, Minn. Christina 
Dix '99 to Kevin Hyde '99, Aug. 18, 2001. 
Couple resides in Oshkosh. Marin Fuller '99 to 
Joshua Rodewald '97, Aug. 2000. Couple 
resides in Lake City, Minn. Melissa Knoll M.S. 
'99 to Ryan Pilgrim, July 7, 2001. Couple resides 
in Marathon. Kim Mathews '99 to Scott 
Lewandowski, June 16, 2001. Couple resides in 
Deerbrook. Cara Nelson '99 to Matthew 
Myer '99, June 1999. Couple resides in Crystal, 
Minn. Lisa Nelson '99 to Eric Aberle '99, 
Oct. 20, 2001. Couple resides in Madison. Shilpa 
Penkar M.S. '99 to Abhijeet Joshi, Dec. 2000. 
Couple resides in Durham, N.C. Renetta Volbrecht 
to Daniel Klumpyan '99, Aug. 11, 2001. 
Couple resides in Milwaukee. Gina Van Dalen 
'99 to Jason Tremain, Oct. 13, 2001. Couple 
resides in River Falls. Heather Wold '99 to 
Trent Hanson '99, July 13, 2001. Couple 
resides in St. Paul, Minn. 

Krista Ditscheit '00 to Bradley Bosma, 
Aug. 4, 2001. Couple resides in Appleton. 
Christina Engelhardt 00 to John 
Pristash '00, Sept. 29, 2001. Couple resides in 

Albertville, Minn. Diana Hiebl to Chad Meyer 
'00, Sept. 15, 2001. Couple resides in Oshkosh. 
Carrie Hyllengren '00 to Brent Roux, Sept. 8, 
2001. Couple resides in Siren. Nicole Jennings 
'00 to Dale Kimball '00, July 28, 2001. Couple 
resides in Mound, Minn. Sondra Joas '00 to 
Erik Handberg '00, Sept. 15, 2001. Couple 
resides in Eau Claire. Christina Kibbel '00 to 
Craig Mitchell, July 28, 2001. Couple resides in 
Wisconsin Rapids. Julia Malloy '00 to George 
Punoose '00, April 12, 2001. Couple resides in 
Chicago, 111. Lisa Nemec '00 to Eric Bridgewater, 
June 16, 2001. Couple resides in Wausau. Eliza- 
beth Preisler to Eric Runquist '00, Nov. 17, 
2001. Couple resides in Red Wing, Minn. Caryn 
Shaw '00 to Thomas Hinrichs, June 2, 2001. 
Couple resides in Menomonie. Tina Steiger '00 
to William Hipenbecker, Sept. 1, 2001. Couple 
resides in Presque Isle. Connie DeVoe '01 to 
Tyler Vachowiak, June 9, 2001. Couple resides in 
Wausau. Melody Severson M.S. '01 to Aaron 
Mantuefel, Aug. 18, 2001. Couple resides in Eau 
Claire. Jessica Teece '01 to Samuel Nye '00, 
May 19, 2001. Couple resides in Hudson. 

Our last issue contained a misprint. The cor- 
rect notice should read: 
Hilary Thalacker '00 to Ryan Ledebuhr 

'99, May 2000. Couple resides in 
Minnetonka, Minn. 
Stout Outlook regrets the error. 


Edna Hume Paulson Dip. '26, Sept. 18, Osseo. 
Marvin Webert Dip. '27, B.S. '31, Nov. 6, 
Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

Violette Parsons Weeks B.S. '30, M.S. 
'41, March 10, Milwaukee. Theodore Welander 
'30, Feb. 20, St. Francis, Minn. Adele Deans 
Lehnherr '33, June 14, 2001, Missoula, Mont. 
Merlin Wolske '34, Dec. 3, Chippewa Falls. 
Reuben Carp '35, Jan. 7, 2001, Charleston, 
S.C. Orvetta "Vets" Broker Moltzau '36, 
March 30, Columbus, N.C. Agnes Mullen Por- 
ter '36, Feb. 7, Madison. Weston Jensen '38, 
Feb. 19, Houston, Texas. Agnes Friedl 
Whitemarsh '38, Oct. 26, Madison. Earl 
Beckman '39, Dec. 26, Richfield, Minn. C. 

Robert Krause '39, Nov. 2001, Cape Coral, 
Fla. Edward Kriz B.S. '39, M.S. '62, Oct. 4, 
Mesa, Ariz. Bernard Porter '39, Nov. 7, 

Florence Anderholm Olson '41, Oct. 8, 
Duluth, Minn. Neva Selves Porath B.S. '42, 
M.S. '61, Jan. 26, Grand Forks, N. Dak. Alice 
Finger Wolk '45, Oct. 9, Seymour. Charles 
Scharr '46, Sept. 3, Prescott, Ariz. Joseph 
Winek B.S. '46, M.S. '52, Sept. 26, Wauwatosa. 

Willard Minarik '50, Oct. 10, Oostburg. 
T. H. "Tep" Teppen '50, Nov. 28, Cameron. 
Albert Krause '51, March 28, Waukesha. 
Lorton Layman '51, Aug. 26, 2001, Brevard, 
N.C. Myron "Mike" Lindgren '51, Dec. 30, 

Fond du Lac. Frederick Bahr '54, Oct. 2001, 
McFarland. Mary Ann Heimerman Beran '54, 
July 9, 2001, Indian River, Mich. Herbert 
Riebe '57, Feb. 4, Melrose, Fla. Ronald Ander- 
son B.S. '58, M.S. '62, Feb. 4, Bagley. 

Russell Martin M.S. '61, Oct. 28, South 
Range. Harry Olsen M.S. '61, Feb. 16, Beloit. 
Leo Quarterman M.S. '61, Nov. 27, Janesville. 
Nancy Lang '63, Dec. 23, Boca Raton, Fla. 
Nancy Kretschmer Busch '66, Sept. 21, Avon, 
Colo. Paul Gehring M.S. '67, March 30, 
Prescott, Ariz. Karl Roekle '67, March 28, 
Friendship. John Stratton '68, June 23, 2001, 
Rockwood, Tenn. 

John Pepper '70, Nov. 4, Park Falls. Bruce 

Sanderson '70, March 11, Huntington Beach, 
Calif. Patrick Phalen '72, March 7, Fond du 
Lac. Marjorie Nichols Rassbach M.S. '74, 
Oct. 15, Menomonie. Jerry Becker M.S. '76, 
Sept. 12, Plover. Gregory Novak '78, March 
3, Fergus Falls, Minn. 

James Teigen '82, Oct. 1, Glenwood City. 
Mark Mengel '83, Oct. 8, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Kim Jarosch Fruit Falk B.S. '84, M.S. '86, Jan. 
15, Colfax. James Wyman '85, March 31, 
2000, Mahtomedi, Minn. Wallace Weister 
M.S. '85, Oct. 30, Mellen. Rodney Hoyt '86, 
Feb. 13, Knapp. 

Donny Christianson '96, Nov. 21, Chetek. 
Kimberly Severson '01, Feb. 26, Belleville. 

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A daughter, Kristi Danielle, June 25, 2001, to 
Bruce and Sheila Larson Flodin '80, 
Farmington, Minn. A son, Luke Anthony, May 
20, 2001, to John and Louise Hoepfner 
Elsasser B.S. '81, M.S. '82, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
A daughter, Brooke Elizabeth, Oct. 3, to Craig 
and Elizabeth Knudson Hartman '84, St. 
Peter, Minn. A son, Finn Stirling, Jan. 24, 2001, 
to Anthony and Tania O'Connor Kleckner 
'84, Brooklyn, N.Y. A daughter, Emma 
Kathleen, July 30, 2001, to Michael '85 and 
Carrie Maker Harrington '87, Glenview, 111. 
A daughter, Samantha Eva, Oct. 10, to Craig 
'86 and Brenda Nelson, Eleva. A son, Shane 
Michael, Sept. 7, to Peter '87 and Teri Pakula, 
McHenry, 111. A son, Nicholas Octaviano Jo- 
seph, Sept. 21, 2000, to Eugene and Lori Zatko 
Capelli '88, Kenosha. A son, Andrew Jeffrey, 
Oct. 30, to Jeffrey '88 and Debra Edwards, 
Racine. A son, Carson Gregory, May 19, 2001, 
to Robert '88 and Audrey Carlone Millard 
'89, St. Louis Park, Minn. A daughter, Payton 
Ann, April 14, to Todd and Tina Roen Berg 
'89, Menomonee Falls. A daughter, Karleen 
Kathleen, July 9, to Michael and Diane 
Markowski Brady '89, La Grange Park, 111. 
Identical twins, Chaz and Chase, Aug. 11, 2001, 
to William and Lynn Nelson Dressel '89, 
Shore view, Minn. A son, Luke, Sept. 14, to John 
and Debra Hreno Hanson '89, Golden Valley, 
Minn. A son, Aaron Sean, March 22, to Brian 
and Paula DeBaker Post '89, Gurnee, 111. A 
daughter, Elizabeth Lauren, July 12, 2001, to 
Robert '89 and Sherri Williams, Osceola. A 
son, Corey Alexander, July 22, 2001, to Chris- 
topher Tessman and Callie Camp '90, Brook- 
lyn Park, Minn. 

A daughter, Heidi Ann, Sept. 27, to Kip and 
Debra Zabel Herrmann '90, Delavan, Minn. 
A son, Nathan Scott, July 1, 2001, to Steven '90 
and Laura Loppnow Hudson. A son, Samuel 
John, Nov. 8, to Paul '90 and Liz Wessley Lund 
'89, Black River Falls. A daughter, June 6, 2001, 
to Scott '90 and Kelly Scharenbroch Noles 
'92, Sun Prairie. A son, Brady Scott, Feb. 22, to 
Dean and Jane Haglund Phillips '90, New- 
port, Minn. A son, Dylan Mark, April 7, 2001, 
to Mark and Michelle Hanegraaf Vassallo 
'90, Madison. A daughter, Brooke Marian, Jan. 
18, 2001, to Joshua '90 and Stephanie 
Whitney, Hugo, Minn. A son, Emerick John, 
Sept. 24, to Eric and Traci Mueller Wurstner 
'90, Jacksonville, Fla. A son, Noah, March 16, 
to Robert and Michelle Rene Schettini '91, 
Gaithersburg, Md. A daughter, Brooklyn Dee, 
May 3, 2001, to Tony and Patricia Nunke 
Fedie '92, Eau Claire. A son, Nicholas Raymond, 
Aug. 3, 2001, to Ted and Rebecca Paquette 
Johnson '92, Pepin. A daughter, Grace Kathryn, 
Dec. 2, 2000, to Marc '92 and Carrie Weinberger 
Justinak '92, Excelsior, Minn. A son, Jacob 
Mark, Dec. 29, to Mark and Karen Mayer 
Lehner '92, St. Paul, Minn. A son, Luke Alan, 
Jan. 28, 2001, to Craig '92 and Molly Madson, 
New Hope, Minn. A son, Ryan William, March 
16, 2001, to Lane and Wendy Link Nelson '92, 
De Pere. A son, Bradley Michael, Oct. 12, to 
Lonnie and Stephanie Dosdall Rohloff '92, 
Morris, Minn. A daughter, Cameryn May, Jan. 

15, to Paul '92 and Christina Kier Steder '91, 
Menomonee Falls. A son, Austin Thomas, Dec. 

16, to Thomas '92 and Heidi Frehner Weber 
'91, Sun Prairie. A son, Ian Patrick, Aug. 25, to 
Patrick '93 and Traci Siler Christensen '93, 
Rockford, Minn. Twins, Mason and Sierra, April 

17, 2001, to Chuck and Patti Nikko Coffren 

'93, Marshfield. A daughter, Kelly Grace, June 

18, 2001, to Trevor '93 and Peggy Elsinger 
Kehoe '92, Oshkosh. A daughter, Natalie, April 
22, 2001, to Todd '93 and Tracy Morrow, 
Kasson, Minn. A daughter, Emily Elizabeth, 
Dec. 14, 2000, to William '93 and Suzanne 
Buss Rurup '92, Medford. A daughter, Brooke 
Jessie, Oct. 5, to Jason '93 and Kelly Rhode 
Nelson '94, Winneconne. A son, Zachary James, 
Dec. 21, to Dennis '93 and Denise Ballweg 
Tarnowski '93, Waukesha. A daughter, Jessica 
Jeanne, April 29, 2001, to Spencer and Barbara 
Felland Whiting '93, Baxter, Minn. A son, 
Maverick John, Aug. 14, 2001, to Nathan B.A. 
'94, M.S. '98 and Laura Flanders, Wilson. A 
son, Grant Robert, Oct. 5, to Adam '94 and 
Jennifer Gilmore, Lino Lakes, Minn. A son, 
Justin, Sept. 1, to Scott and Jennifer Sweet 
Komp '94, Waukesha. A son, Benjamin, to 
Gregory and Dana Pischke Marco '94, Eleva. 
A daughter, Bailey Rae, Nov. 4, to Chad '94 and 
Amy Matis, Marshfield. A daughter, Ellison 
Rose, Nov. 23, to John '94 and Cynthia Pinar, 
Dallas, Ga. A daughter, Ahnika Rheanne, Feb. 
15, 2001, to Scott and Renee Ramey 
VandenBoom '94, Appleton. A son, Caden 
Jeffrey, Nov. 7, to Jeff and Melissa Batterman 
Arndt '95, Menasha. A daughter, Naarah Grace, 
Aug. 23, 2001, to Timothy '95 and Heather 
Jensen Irwin '96, Apex, N.C. A daughter, 
Megan, April 29, 2001, to Dennis '95 and 
Michelle Klass, Menomonie. A son, Daniel 
Eric, March 18, 2001, to Eric and Stacy Balsimo 
Muths '95, Oakdale, Minn. A son, Andrew Jon, 
April 13, 2001, to Steven and Christine Gear 
Spears '95, Vadnais Heights, Minn. A son, 
Benjamin, July 7, 2001, to Mark and Jill Stifter 

Carle '96, Maplewood, Minn. A son, John 
Robert, June 9, 2001, to Jonathan "Jay" '96 
and Rebecca Douglas Hornblad '96, Shakopee, 
Minn. A son, Owen Wade, Feb. 9, to Mark and 
Amy Scheer Keating '96, Edina, Minn. A son, 
Jacob William, Aug. 15, 2001, to Daniel '96 
and Katrina Andrist Maxon '95, Creedmoor, 
N.C. A son, Adam, July 27, 2001, to Lloyd '96 
and Katherine Mennenga, Madison. A son, 
Cole William, Oct. 24, to Sean and Allison 
Bailey Mullen '96, Brooklyn Park, Minn. A 
daughter, Kayla Marie, June 28, 2001, to Ronald 
'96 and Janet Sairs, Racine. A daughter, Megan, 
Oct. 23, to Chris and Jennifer Moen Schneider 
'97, Wyoming, Minn. A son, Benjamin Aaron, 
Feb. 28, to Aaron and Emily Stromley Siebold 
'97, Cottage Grove, Minn. Twin daughters, July 
4, 2001, to Dan and Sarah Fennell Nelson '98, 
Lakewood, Colo. A son, Karter Thomas, Aug. 3, 
2001, to Zachary '99 and Jennifer Wajek 
Haen '99, Chippewa Falls. A daughter, Hannah, 
Aug. 9, 2001, to Matthew and Gina Grzywinski 
Hass '99, Maplewood, Minn. A son, Dennis 
Darwin, Sept. 12, to Louis and Jane Helgeson 
Sonnentag '99, Bloomer. A son, Lucas Mat- 
thew, April 6, to Josh and Jennifer Sieg Miller 
'01, Chippewa Falls. 


Bruce and Teresa DeFoe Miller '79, Marquette, 
Mich., a daughter, Bethany Joy Rose, born Dec. 
21, 2001. William and Julie Schwaller Ryno 
'80, Appleton, a daughter, Sarah, born July 4, 
2001. Jon and Jacqueline Attleson Lucivansky 
'89, Rice Lake, a daughter, Manvela Noelle 
Jacqueline, born Oct. 21, 2001 in Bogota, Co- 
lombia, South America. 

From tho- Tower Yearbook 

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